Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Just for women.... CRUK's Race for Life

Of course the DPH Challenge is for everyone but today we’re focussing on an event for women.  One of the ways you could meet the DPH challenge is to do the Race For Life (#raceforlife).  I’ve asked Julie Braithwaite, the local area Event’s Manager for Cancer Research UK to tell us about it.

Julie says
“ So what is Race for Life?  It’s  a 5k women only event where women of all shapes and sizes can walk, jog or run the course to raise much needed funds for cancer research.  Let’s face it. Nobody likes cancer, it has no friends and zero followers. Cancer’s a loser basically. And every single pound we raise will help make sure it keeps on losing. That’s why we Race for Life. We take absolute delight in telling cancer that we’re coming to get it.  It’s also great fun – especially if you do it as a team.  Each year we see teams of amazing women donning their matching T-shirts and giving it a go. 
There are three events local to Harrow or Barnet. 
n  Watford Race for Life  takes place on 15th June in Cassiobury Park;
n  Enfield Race for Life takes place on 15th June at Trent Park; and
n  Hillingdon Race for Life takes place at Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex on 8th June

Sign up for Race for Life today;  www.raceforlife.org

If you’re not ready to do the 5k yet, remember you still have time to train.  We have tips and a training plan that you can download as well as an app for your phone and a blog.

We’re also on the look out for volunteers.  They are an essential part of Race for Life. Without them our events simply couldn’t take place. Our events are the biggest success when we have a collective force of volunteers helping out on the day, so we need every one of you to come along and lend a hand. By volunteering, you can get:
n  Hands-on experience with people from all walks of life, while contributing to a worthwhile cause.
n  Personal satisfaction of knowing you’re helping to make a real difference in the fight against cancer.
n  The opportunity to meet new people, and help out in your local community.

Let’s bring cancer to its knees. Sign up to volunteer at Race for Life today; www.raceforlife.org/volunteer

Thanks Julie – I know that the public health team always have a great time taking part in Race for Life.  They tell me that as well as a personal challenge, it’s also an opportunity to celebrate the lives of their friends and family who have fought or are still fighting cancer.

 Remember, if this is your challenge, let us know about it by commenting on this post or on your own blog or facebook page using the hashtags #DPHchallengeHarrow or #DPHchallengeBarnet.

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