AS MOTHER’S Day approaches, St Helens mums and daughters are being invited to spend quality time together by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Haydock Park.
The Sunday, July 13 event, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, and 10k events which raises millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner.
Last year, 1,800 women took part in Race for Life at Haydock Park and raised a fantastic £85,000.
This year, organisers need 2,100 women and girls to stride out to help raise £140,000 for vital research.
Maria Montgomery, Race for Life event manager in the North West, said: “We are urging women in St Helens and the surrounding areas to give their mums the gift of time this Mother’s Day, by signing up to Race for Life together.
"The feel-good factor that comes from being part of the formidable army of women ready to show cancer who’s boss will last far longer than the more traditional Mother’s Day gifts of chocolates and flowers.
“Race for Life events are not competitive. They are not about being fit or fast. Some women might worry about standing alongside runners decked out in lycra but nothing could be further from the truth. The reality on the day is that participants of all shapes, sizes and ages generate an electric energy as they unite in their determination to defeat cancer.”
Maria added: “Mother’s Day is the special occasion when we acknowledge that universal truth – it’s mums who make the world go round!
“We all know how committed mothers can be when they really make up their minds to do something. And we want to harness that power and create a unique force that will stop cancer in its tracks. That’s why we need mums and daughters to enter Race for Life today.”
To enter Race for Life events in the North West, visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.