Ladies urged to think pink for charity

Wakefield Thornes Park Race for life 2011. The crowd do their warm up en mass
Wakefield Thornes Park Race for life 2011. The crowd do their warm up en mass

women are being asked to don their trainers and join this year’s Race for Life.

Ladies can walk, run or jog the 5k route to raise money for Cancer Research.

Last year, 3,150 people took part in the City’s Race for Life, raising £166,100. This year, organisers are looking for 3,200 women to help raise £170,000.

Nicola Jones, Cancer Research UK’s Yorkshire and Humber manager, said: “Come on ladies, enter Race for Life in Wakefield today!

“We know that many women are worried they won’t be able to complete the course, but it is not about being fast or fit, it’s a celebration of sisterhood and hope.”

Head of the Wildcat Dolls and project and events manager Sarah Elston will be leading the official warm-up for a third year.

The Wildcat Dolls Dance Academy will also be performing before race.

Even though it’s a women’s event, men are also urged to back the fundraising.

The Wildcats new Play for Life initiative will see a touch rugby competition take place before the game at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium against Salford City Reds on Saturday, April 21, where men can take part and help add to the fundraising total.

Ms Jones: “We are very grateful to everyone who took part last year and in the past. But the battle against cancer never stops and for this reason we need them to return to the fight in 2012 and bring new recruits with them.”

The Wakefield event will take place on Sunday, May 27 at Thornes Park. There is an entry fee of £14.99 for adults and £10 for under 16s.

To enter this year’s Race for Life visit www.raceforlife.org or call 08716411111.