Come and join us at the Cancer Slam on The Grove in Ilkley

Ilkley Gazette: Women from All Saints Primary School, Ilkley, before last year’s Race for Life Women from All Saints Primary School, Ilkley, before last year’s Race for Life

The leader of an Ilkley aerobics group and volunteers will be dancing up a storm to inspire women to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in the town.

Rosemary Conley groups all over Yorkshire are swapping their usual fitness routine for a dance known as Race for Life’s “Cancer Slam”.

It also embodies the passion and determination behind Race for Life’s rallying cry “Cancer, we’re coming to get you”.

Organisers hope the Cancer Slam will stop Ilkley shoppers in their tracks when they gather on The Grove in Ilkley tomorrow between 11.30am and 1pm and motivate mums, grans, daughters, sisters and friends to sign-up for Race for Life on the spot.

Instructor Caroline Harris, said: “We’re so excited about taking part in the Cancer Slam and we’ve had a great time learning the routine.

“We hope we can inspire women to join in the fun and enter their local Race for Life event.

“Cancer touches so many of us, including members of our group. That’s why we want to do everything we can to motivate women to power up the pink and show cancer who’s boss.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is a women-only 5k which raises millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner.

So women of all shapes and sizes are needed to join together and enter Race for Life at East Holmes Fields, Ilkley on July 13.

To enter Race for Life and Cancer Slam visit raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.

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