WOMEN from across the region are being urged to make a stand against cancer by entering Cancer Research UK’s Rhyl Race for Life.
Event organisers are issuing the rallying cry and encouraging women and girls of all ages to sign up as soon as possible for Sunday, June 16.
Last year, 1704 women took part in the 5k Rhyl even raising £77,853 and this year organisers hope to top £80,000.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in partnership with Tesco is a women-only series of events which raises millions of pounds every year to help defeat cancer by funding life-saving research.
Nelson Beaumont-Laurencia, the charity's North Wales events manager, said: “Come on ladies, please play your part by entering Race for Life in Rhyl today.
Together, we can hit cancer where it hurts.
“There are more 200 cancers and we won’t give up until we find cures for them all. It’s fighting talk, and we mean every word we say. Cancer, Rhyl is coming to get you.”
Money raised through Race for Life allows Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists to advance research which is helping to save the lives of men, women and children across North Wales.
Nelson said: “Women of all shapes, sizes, ages and levels of fitness take part in Race for Life.
“Most women are able to walk 5k in an hour while chatting and having fun. Or they can choose to jog, run or even dance around the course if they prefer.
“Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate life but also remember those who have been lost to the disease. Participants may be decked out in pink or fancy dress.
“We are very grateful to everyone who took part in Rhyl last year and in the past. Thanks to them Cancer Research UK has been able to make progress against many forms of the disease.”
To enter visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 6006050.