Ladies are being urged to join Race for Life run

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PORTSMOUTH women are being urged to make a stand against cancer by entering this year’s Race for Life.

Entries are now open for mums, daughters, sisters, grandmas and friends, to take part in the Cancer Research UK run.

Money raised goes to the charity and funds research into the condition.

Suzi Dent, Cancer Research UK’s south east events manager, said: ‘Come on ladies, please play your part by entering Race for Life in Portsmouth today. Together, we can hit cancer where it hurts.

‘There are more than 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.’

Last year 7,444 women took part and raised £425,157.

This year organisers of the race, which takes place on Sunday, July 21, in Southsea Common, hope 7,900 women enter to help raise £440,000.

For more information, or to enter, go to

Or people can call 0845 600 6050.