Race for Life to help save lives

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION - DIANA PEN­ROSE Style­croft Road Chal­font St Giles

NOW the lighter evenings are here, and with warmer weather on its way, I am hop­ing that women of all ages, shapes and sizes will take this op­por­tu­nity to kick-start a health­ier life­style by pre­par­ing for our 5k Race for Life event, which takes place on Sun­day, June 28 at The Rye.

Be­com­ing more ac­tive has longer-term benefits, as re­search shows that even regular, mod­er­ate phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity can help re­duce the risk of can­cer.

Not only does it help to main­tain a healthy body weight but it also has a protective ef­fect in it­self.

Race for Life events are not com­pet­i­tive. They are not about be­ing fit or fast.

It’s about an army of women cross­ing the fin­ish line to­gether in the fight against can­cer.

Whether you’re a run­ning pro or novice, ev­ery step you take around the course will help bring us one step closer to the day when all can­cers are cured.

The at­mos­phere is in­cred­i­bly sup­port­ive and pledg­ing to take part, along­side thou­sands of like-minded women, is a great mo­ti­va­tion.

Last year, 2,533 women took part in Race for Life in High Wy­combe and raised a fan­tas­tic £157,689. This year, we want to raise even more money!

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 Buck­ing­hamshire – I hope that some of your read­ers will be in­spired by this and sign up to take part in one of our fan­tas­tic events. Please do visit race­for­life.org if you are in­ter­ested in join­ing the brave

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