Video: Welwyn Hatfield Race for Life set for fundraising record books
THIS year's Welwyn Hatfield Race for Life could prove to be a record-breaker. Organisers are hoping Sunday's event – which saw 3,000 women walk, jog or run five kilometres around Stanborough Park in WGC, will top previous years.
THIS year's Welwyn Hatfield Race for Life could prove to be a record-breaker.
Organisers are hoping Sunday's event - which saw 3,000 women walk, jog or run five kilometres around Stanborough Park in WGC, will top previous years.
Last year, 2,617 participants raised �181,666.
Although it is too early to know how much has been raised yet, the fundraising target has been set at �186,000.
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And every penny raised will go towards beating cancer.
A Race for Life spokeswoman said: "The number of people surviving cancer is increasing.
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"In the 1960s, less than three out of 10 children diagnosed with cancer were successfully treated. Now, it's seven out of 10.
"Today, more than 95 per cent of men diagnosed with testicular cancer are cured and more women are surviving breast cancer than ever before."
She added: "But we still have a long way to go. Despite improvements in treatment, one in four people in the UK will die from cancer.
"We want to change that. Cancer Research UK believes that research is the key to developing better ways of preventing, detecting and treating cancer.