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Halifax Race for Life's pink gorilla mascot pictured with Philippa Sharpe, Katie Fallas, Ella Halstead, 8, Liam Halstead, 4, and Ithaca Fallas, 5 at Eureka!

Halifax Race for Life's pink gorilla mascot pictured with Philippa Sharpe, Katie Fallas, Ella Halstead, 8, Liam Halstead, 4, and Ithaca Fallas, 5 at Eureka!

The Halifax Race for Life team were at Eureka! children’s museum this half term with a clear message to cancer.

Brandishing their ‘Cancer, we’re coming to get you’ banner, with the help of their pink gorilla mascot, the Halifax team were teaching children about DNA and cell testing - to show children the process involved when testing for cancer.

Outside at Eureka! the team were also encouraging mums to get involved in this year’s Race for Life, at Savile Park, July 20.

Last year, over 1,500 women ran in the 5k and 10k races which raised over £78,000 towards cancer care and research.

Halifax Race for Life event manager, Philippa Sharpe, said: “Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate life but also remember those who have been lost to the disease. Participants may be decked out in pink or wearing gorilla suits and fancy dress but what’s inescapable is the power and strength that comes from thousands of women joining together to confront cancer. Don’t be fooled by costumes - Race for Life is cancer’s worst nightmare.”

Halifax’s Race for Life is open to all abilities.

“You can walk, run, dance - it’s the taking part that counts.”

It is hoped that, in this year’s race, 3,000 women and girls will take part with the aim of collectively raising over £1000,000.

To sign up for this year’s race visit www.raceforlife.org

 

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