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RACE FOR LIFE JERSEY 2018

JERSEY women are being invited 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.

That’s 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.

Anita Brown, Vice-Chair of Cancer Research UK, Jersey, said: “January is the perfect time for women in Jersey to commit to getting a little more active in 2018 by signing up for Race for Life and taking on a new fitness challenge.

“For those who need some extra encouragement to get moving, Race for Life offers the ultimate motivation. That’s because by taking part and raising money, participants will be helping to fund vital cancer research. It’s time to mark the New Year and make a resolution to remember. By joining like-minded ladies committed to the cause, local women can unite against a disease that affects us all in some way.”

Anita added: “Taking part in Race for Life is a hugely moving experience. It’s a special opportunity for people to come together to remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those dear to them who have survived.”

One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Anita continued: “Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course, which takes participants along the St Aubins bay promenade. Whether they plan to jog, run or stroll to the finish, every step women take will help to support life-saving research.”

Dr Áine McCarthy, Cancer Research UK’s Senior Science Communications Officer, said: “Signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a great opportunity for women looking to kick-start a healthier lifestyle. Being regularly active has long-term health benefits, as research shows that even moderate physical activity can help reduce the risk of cancer. Brisk walking counts – anything that gets you warm and a little out of breath.

“By taking part and raising money, women in Jersey will also be supporting our scientists and researchers to make vital strides forward in research. There are over 200 types of cancer and we need continued investment in research to help us find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat them all.”

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.

GIVE AN HOUR TO SAVE A LIFE

Can you give just one hour to help save the lives of cancer patients?

Let’s unite and donate just one hour’s worth of our annual income towards life saving cancer research. For many of us, a single hour can be taken for granted, but for cancer sufferers, it can make all the difference.

Use our calculator here to work out what an hour of your annual income is, or enter a custom amount. As little or as much as you can to help fund life saving research.