RACE FOR LIFE: Search for Worthing’s charity runners

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WORTHING is getting ready to host its first Race for Life and organisers will be scouting for “real women” in the town centre.

Women of all ages will have the chance to star in a unique charity exhibition to launch the Tesco and Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2011, which is being held along Worthing seafront on Sunday, July 10.

The Race for Life’s “snapshot team” will be scouting for faces in Worthing town centre on Wednesday, February 16, and will be inviting the women who pledge to take part in this summer’s event to pose for photographs.

The images of mums, daughters, grandmas, friends, family and workmates will be transformed into a unique photo gallery on the Worthing Herald website the following week.

Real Worthing women

Organisers hope the exhibition, featuring real people, will inspire others to “join the girls” by entering the women-only fund-raising event.

Jemma Molloy, Race for Life event manager for Worthing, said: “We want real Worthing women to star in our exhibition.

“They don’t need to be ‘Britain’s Next Top Model’ to be photographed – the only qualification necessary is the determination to beat cancer by taking part in Race for Life.

“We know how busy women are so we are taking our ‘photoshoot’ to them as they go about their daily lives.

“As well as taking pictures, we will be spreading the word that Race for Life is now open for entries and encouraging women to sign up.”

Tesco and Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2011 is the UK’s largest women-only fund-raising event series.

Women of all ages and abilities join together to walk, jog or run 5k to raise money to help beat cancer.

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In 2010, West Sussex women took part in Race for Life at Fontwell Racecourse and helped raise £134,722.

This year, Cancer Research UK hopes 2,500 women will enter the Worthing Race for Life and help hit a fund-raising target of £173,600.

Jemma added: “Race for Life is a unique celebration of sisterhood and pride.

“In 2011, we hope more women than ever before will take part. We need our Race for Life regulars, as well as women who took part years ago, to join together with many new faces to help save more lives.”

Women can enter the Worthing Race for Life at www.raceforlife.org or by calling 0871 641 1111.

See the Race for Life two-page special report on the Thursday, February 10 edition of the Herald series.