Letter: Want to run for a good cause?

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Have any of your readers been lucky enough to secure a place in this year’s Brighton Marathon through the public ballot?

World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) are calling for those who have secured their own place in the 2012 race to consider fundraising for us. It’s really easy to join Team WCRF and in return we offer full support with training and nutritional advice, an essential runners kit containing your unique WCRF running vest, a fundraising pack and your own personalised online sponsorship page.

WCRF also offers a pasta party the day before the race and a post-race reception with a free massage and shower to soothe away any aches or pains.

Scientists estimate that about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented by following a healthy diet, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight.

So not only will taking part in the Brighton Marathon help you get into the kind of habits that can reduce your own cancer risk but the money raised will help us continue to fund our research and education programmes on cancer prevention.

If you are interested in running for us, visit www.wcrf-uk.org/fundraising or call 0207 343 4200.

Natalie Tarrant, Senior Fundraising Manager, World Cancer Research Fund.