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Campaigners hoping women will join fight against cancer
CAMPAIGNERS are hoping to conjure up a lot of girl power as they invite entries for the 2013 Basingstoke Race for Life.
Women are now being urged to sign up for this year’s event, which will take place at the Down Grange Sports Complex on Wednesday, June 19.
Participants can run, walk or jog round a 5km or a 10km course at the event, which raises much-needed funds for Cancer Research.
Last year, 2,205 women took part in Race for Life in Basingstoke, raising £131,797. This year, organisers are hoping that 3,100 women and girls will come forward and take part.
Lea Blake, Cancer Research UK’s south-east events manager, said: “Come on ladies – please play your part by entering Race for Life in Basingstoke today.
“There are over 200 cancers and we won’t give up until we find cures for them all. It’s fighting talk, and we mean every word we say. Cancer, Basingstoke is coming to get you.
“Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate life but also remember those who have been lost to the disease.
“Participants may be decked out in pink or fancy dress but what’s inescapable is the power and strength that comes from thousands of women joining together to confront cancer.
“The battle against cancer never stops and for this reason we need everyone to return to the fight in 2013 and bring new recruits.”
To enter Basingstoke Race for Life today, go to or call 0845 600 6050.