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Cancer Research

Everyone is welcome at the Race for Life Plymouth

Authored by Mary

This January, everyone is invited to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Plymouth.

The charity’s much-loved events are returning to the city but are no longer restricted to female participants.

This means everybody can be part of the empowering Race for Life movement – and show support for the 34,800 people diagnosed with cancer every year in the South West.

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Make 'Walk All Over Cancer' your New Year resolution

Authored by Mary

People in the South West are being challenged to kick start the New Year by taking steps to support Cancer Research UK.

The charity is encouraging everybody who feels they’ve had too many mince pies or helpings of Christmas pudding to sign up now to Walk All Over Cancer and get sponsored to walk 10,000 steps every day for a month.

In the South West, almost a quarter (22 per...

South West urged to get behind oar-some challenge

Authored by News Desk

PEOPLE in the South West are being challenged to row a marathon in March as part of an oar-some fundraising effort for Cancer Research UK.

In partnership with the renowned Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race, now known as The Cancer Research UK Boat Race, the charity is encouraging people to go the distance and cover 26.2 miles in stages or in one go, anytime in March.

Would-be...

Plymouth mum gives back to charity after treatment

Authored by Mary

Plymouth mum Claire Barnard has every reason to be cheerful than most this January.

For back in 2009 on a cold January afternoon, she was facing a very different life to the one she has now.

Claire was diagnosed with a rare cancer which turned her life upside down in every way.

The mum of two was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma where a huge tumour was...

Call for people in Devon to Walk All Over Cancer

Authored by News Desk

PEOPLE across Devon are being invited to take on Cancer Research UK’s latest fundraising challenge, Walk All Over Cancer, to help beat cancer sooner.

The charity is calling on men and women to sign up now to walk 10,000 steps every day throughout the month of June and raise money through sponsorship.

Based on the average person’s strides, 10,000 steps equates to approximately...

Charity workers highlight Race for Life in Plymouth

Authored by Sarah Parker

ATTENDEES at Nuffield Health Plymouth had the chance to find out about Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life as the charity visited the Fitness and Wellbeing Gym on Friday 7 April.

A team of volunteers and events managers joined classes throughout the day promoting the local Race for Life events at Plymouth Hoe and Central Park which take place on Sunday 18 June and Sunday 1 October...

Right Now charity campaign urges SW to help beat cancer

Authored by Sarah Parker

A new awareness and fundraising campaign urging people in the South West to take action ‘Right Now’ in the fight against cancer is being launched this Christmas by Cancer Research UK.

The powerful ‘Right Now’ campaign aims to shine a light on the men, women and children facing cancer every day and features real people in emotional TV, poster and radio adverts.

It launches as...

Swinton team walks 200 miles for SW charities

Authored by Sarah Parker

A team of colleagues from Swinton Insurance has raised £1,105 for the South West Costal Path Association (SWCPA) and Cancer Research, by walking 200 miles from Plymouth to Poole.

12 Business leaders from 11 South West-based branches of the UK’s largest high street insurance broker completed the momentous trek, which took place over five Sundays in October.

Each Sunday the...

Obesity crisis in primary schools revealed

Authored by Mary

AS children in the South West prepare to start school, new statistics released by Cancer Research UK today (Thursday) reveal the scale of the child obesity crisis facing the region.

Every year, around 4,000 children in the South West who started primary school at a healthy weight end up obese or overweight by the time they leave.

This worrying statistic adds to the fact that...

Race for Life 2016

Calling all ladies of Plymouth...

It's time to lace up your trainers, and walk, jog, or charge your way around Race for Life 2016. Through raising money at race for life to fund groundbreaking research into new drugs and treatments, you can help us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Get your tickets and sign up now at raceforlife.org LET'S BEAT CANCER SOONER.

Key information

Date: Sunday 19 Jun 2016 Time: 11:00 Adult entry (Women aged 16+): £ Child entry (Girls aged 6-15 & boys aged 12 or under): £10.00 Under 6 entry (Girls and boys):...

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