Call for women to unite and fight cancer in Portsmouth charity walk

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112603-3688 RACE FOR LIFE B (SB) MRW 24/7/2011''// all pix taken on Sunday 24th July 2011 at The Race for Life held at Southsea with a 10k followed by a 5k event - if not specific caption it is a generic image of those taking part with the location in the caption only - MRW // ''The 5k runners approach Southsea Castle on the seafront at Southsea''Picture: Malcolm Wells (112603-3688)

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VOLUNTEERS will be pounding the streets of Portsmouth to urge women to sign up and fight the battle against cancer.

From tomorrow members of Cancer Research UK will be calling upon mums, daughters, sisters, grandmas and friends to enter this year’s Race for Life.

The race takes place on July 22 and starts at Southsea Common.

Women can choose to either walk, jog or run a 5k or 10k route.

Events manager Suzi Dent said: ‘Come on ladies – please enter Race for Life in Portsmouth. It’s all of us versus cancer and we need you to join the fight as soon as possible.

‘Race for Life is not about being fast or fit. Instead, it’s a celebration of sisterhood and hope.

‘Most women are able to walk 5k in an hour while chatting and having fun.’

Last year, 9,159 women took part in Race for Life in Portsmouth and raised £503,285.

This year, organisers want 9,350 women and girls to come forward and help raise £478,405.

Money raised goes towards funding vital research into all types of cancers – that effect both men and women.

To join the race visit raceforlife.org or call 0871 641 1111.