Residents in Renfrewshire are being encouraged to get January off to a great start by making a date to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
Anyone who signs up in January can claim 30 per cent off the entry fee by using the code RFLJAN30. Every day, 88 people are diagnosed with cancer in Scotland and the number of people being diagnosed with cancer has now reached around 32,000 people every year.
That’s why Cancer Research UK is calling on men, women and children to fight back against this devastating disease by entering a Race for Life event in Scotland. Money raised will help scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.
Organisers are appealing for Scots of all ages and abilities to stride out to help beat cancer with Scotland’s first Race for Life 5K and 10K events of the year kicking off in Stirling and Hopetoun House on 10th May.
Scotland’s biggest Race for Life event is on Sunday May 17th at Glasgow Green.
Lisa Adams, Cancer Research UK’s spokeswoman in Scotland, said: “This year our Race for Life events are open to everyone.
“We’re sending a heart-felt message to anybody who’s thought about signing up in the past but for one reason or another hasn’t got round to it. This is your year- please seize the opportunity to register in January and become part of the Race for Life community.
“Our events are fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting. Participants take part at their own pace- taking as much time as they like to complete the course. For some people, the Race for Life is literally a walk in the park. For others, it’s a jog or a run.
“Although ‘Race’ features in the name, our events are not competitive. Instead, ‘the Race for Life is about our doctors, nurses and scientists working as hard and fast as possible to help more people survive.
“This January, we’re urging mums, dads, nans, granpas, brothers, issters, friends and work mates to show their support by joining the Race for Life. It’s a perfect example of everyday people doing an extraordinary thing- uniting in a common cause to beat cancer.
“The Race for Life is a powerful, inspirational movement which unites participants in Scotland and across the UK. People get together and remember loved ones lost or celebrate the lives of those who have survived. At the same time, they are helping to make a difference to people with the disease right now.”
Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking research. That’s why money raised through the Race for Life events is vital. It funds world-class research to help beat 200 types of cancer including bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, children’s cancers and leukaemia.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding crucial research.
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. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend around £38 million last year in Scotland on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research.
Glasgow is home to the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute where a thriving community of cancer scientists and doctors are working to reduce the impact of this disease around the world. An exciting programme of work has been established to look for ways to tailor treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Our scientists in Glasgow first manufactured the brain cancer drug, temozolomide. Thousands of people now benefit from treatment with this drug worldwide.
To enter Race for Life today visit raceforlife.org.