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KICK-START 2018
AND SIGN UP TO RACE FOR LIFE IN JERSEY

Cancer Research is inviting Jersey women to kick-start the New Year by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Cancer is the main cause of death in Jersey, accounting for 34% of all deaths on the Island – which is why the charity is urging women of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities to enter Race for Life 5k or 10k events at Les Jardins de la Mer on Sunday 27th May.

By signing up to Race for Life, women in Jersey will make a real difference in the fight against cancer. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.

Funds raised from the event will benefit local residents by funding Cancer Research UK’s Research Centre based at Southampton Hospital. Many patients from Jersey are treated in Southampton, it is considered the local hospital for Cancer treatment, as well as the closest hospital for clinical trials as there is no research environment in Jersey. By signing up for Race For Life, Islanders will be helping to raise money for life-saving cancer research that will help to beat cancer sooner.

This January (1-31 January), Jersey women are being offered 30% off entry fees for Race for Life 5k and 10k.

To enter Race for Life today visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.

Where Your Donations Go:

Money raised throughout Jersey goes towards the Southampton Cancer Research Centre. The strong relationship between Jersey and Southampton is crucial for the many patients from Jersey who are treated in Southampton; it is considered the local hospital for Cancer treatment, as well as the closest hospital for clinical trials as there is no research environment in Jersey.

The local committee maintains a close working relationship with the team at Southampton, ensuring that funds raised in Jersey are allocated with a tangible benefit to Islanders.

The Southampton Cancer Research Centre has more than 150 scientists, doctors and nurses are working faster and smarter to beat cancer sooner.

Thanks to dramatic improvements in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, survival rates for people with cancer have doubled over the last 40 years.

Meet Jersey Survivors:

Read about Xano from Jersey HERE and find out how he benefited from amazing breakthrough research and immunotherapy treatment.