Sign up for Cancer Reseach UK’s annual Race for Life at Stormont

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Local ladies are being urged to get the New Year off to a great start by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2015.

Every hour, someone in Northern Ireland is diagnosed with cancer.

Everyone is special, everyone is somebody’s mum, dad, brother, sister, friend or colleague.

And that’s why Cancer Research UK is calling on women of all ages, shapes and sizes to fight back against this devastating disease by taking part in the Race for Life 5K and 10K event at Stormont on Sunday, May 31.

The 5k starts at 10am and this year the afternoon event will be a 10k, starting at 2pm.

Jean Walsh, Cancer Research UK’s senior press officer in Northern Ireland, said: “If you’re looking for an opportunity to get a little or a lot more active in 2015, this is the time to enter Race for Life.

“With fire in their bellies and trainers at the ready, we know that ladies across the province are up for the challenge. Race for Life events are non-competitive.

“Taking part is not about being fit or fast and participants can choose to walk, jog, run or even dance around the course if they prefer.

“Race for Life celebrates everyone who is with us and honours those who have lost their lives to cancer. The atmosphere is electric and we’re calling on all women to help make 2015 our best year yet

Last year 5,954 women took part in Belfast Race for Life and raised the amazing total of £307,787.

This year organisers are appealing for even more women and girls to stride out to beat cancer sooner by taking part at Stormont on May 31.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco is an inspiring women-only series of 5k,and 10k events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding life-saving research.

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 Northern Ireland.

Cancer survival rates have doubled since the 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. But more funds and more supporters are needed to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

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