Did you know that the latest cancer statistics have revealed that there were on average 8,928 cases of cancer diagnosed in Northern Ireland, and of that figure 3,262 were in Co. Antrim?
With cancer impacting every community in NI, leading local charity Action Cancer is calling on ‘you’ to help raise funds in 2015. Be amazing this year and take on a marathon challenge in the city of dreams - New York.
From Co. Antrim to New York it doesn’t get much bigger than this! Run your way around the Big Apple for such a worthwhile cause. Go on get out, get active and raise money for Action Cancer by taking part in the New York City Marathon on Sunday 01 November 2015.
‘It was one of the best life experiences ever – I’ll never forget it’ and ‘the sense of pride and achievement is unbelievable when you cross that finish line in Central Park’ were the reactions of a couple of the Action Cancer runners who took part last year.
Runners and walkers are both welcome – you don’t need to be super fit athletes to enter; all you need is the determination and the desire to make a difference.
Action Cancer Fundraising Events officer Sarah-Jayne Cassells said: “The New York City Marathon is a very exciting opportunity for participants and Action Cancer. Taking part is like a dream come true for so many of our runners. They train for months, raise money and then complete the challenge of a lifetime. The atmosphere when you get to the city is electric. People treat you like a superstar for taking part in the marathon. The race day itself is spectacular – a carnival atmosphere takes over the city with 2 million spectators lining the streets and bands playing on every corner. What a way to see the five boroughs of NYC. Nothing could ever prepare you for the feeling you will get when you complete the NYC Marathon. Go for it – sign up today – you won’t regret it!”
Help Action Cancer to continue to save lives and support people in your own local community by making a difference in 2015. All monies raised from the marathon stays in Northern Ireland. The funds raised go towards Action Cancer’s lifesaving services including breast screening, big bus mobile unit, complementary therapy and counselling support services as well as health promotion services.
Sarah-Jayne added: “Each participant is fully supported by the Action Cancer events team and we will offer advice and help in relation to fundraising. Places are filling up fast so sign-up with us today and join the team for this life-enhancing experience.”
To get involved and make a difference to Action Cancer’s lifesaving services contact Sarah-Jayne Cassells on 028 9080 3379, Stacey Graham on 028 9080 3349 or email firstname.lastname@example.org