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IN THREE months, women from all over Bury St Edmunds will come together to take part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

The event, to be held at Nowton Park on June 24, will see women and girls of all ages, shapes and sizes walk, jog or run 5k,

Gemma Turpin, event manager for Race for Life in Suffolk, said: “We are issuing the rallying cry ‘it’s all of us versus cancer’ to mums and daughters and encouraging them to enter Race for Life, together, as soon as possible.

“Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your mum how much you care by securing places to take part in your local event together. You will be able to cherish time spent fund-raising, training and taking part.

“Most women are able to walk 5k in an hour while chatting and having fun. The really startling fact is that, in the same period of time, around three people in the East of England will be diagnosed with cancer.”

Race For Life is a series of women-only events, held annually to raise millions of pounds for life-saving research into 200 types of cancer, to help men, women and children across the East of England survive.

Last year, in Bury, 3,535 women took part and raised £209,321.

To find out more about taking part, go to: www.raceforlife.org or call 0871 641 1111.