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10 September 2012, 14:04
Cancer Research UK's next Race for Life in East Anglia will be a twilight event.
The 5k night time event will take place at the Norfolk Showground on the evening of October 5th.
Around 700 women are expected to take part and help raise £38,500 for Cancer Research UK.
Organisers are encouraging participants to dress up for Race for Life Twilight by adorning themselves with fairy lights and glitter.
Gemma Turpin, Cancer Research UK’s Norfolk Events Manager, said: “We’re urging women of all ages, shapes and sizes to join the moon and stars and enter the first Race for Life Twilight in Norfolk. It’s all of us versus cancer and we need you to join the fight as soon as possible!
“It’s not about being fast or fit. Instead Race for Life Twilight is a wonderful celebration of sisterhood and hope. It will be an inspirational and moving sight to see so many women with glow sticks and sparkly accessories blazing a trail across the Norfolk Showground. By taking part and raising vital funds they’ll be helping to bring light to the lives of those affected by cancer".
Women can choose whether to walk, jog or run the 5k route. Most are able to walk the route in an hour and all women are welcome, regardless of whether they are taking part on their own or as part of a group.
The money raised will go towards life-saving research to help beat 200 types of cancer – helping men, women and children across East Anglia survive. The disease affects around 28,400 people in the East of England every year.
The race will be started by a mum from Bungay who has spent the last 2 years battling cancer. 37 year old Michelle Barnett has helped raise £6000 by taking part in the last 5 Race for life events with friends and family.
She said “Without the work of Cancer Research UK I wouldn’t be here now so I’m honoured and excited to play a role in the new Race for Life Twilight event”.
Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking research. So money raised through Race for Life Twilight is crucial to the pioneering work of doctors, nurses and scientists who are fighting cancer on all fronts.
To joinNorfolk versus cancer, enter Race for Life Twilight at www.raceforlife.org/twilight or call 0871 641 1111.