Half marathon hooks up with cancer charity

THE ULSTER Cancer Foundation is to the be the lead charity for Cookstown Half Marathon this year.

Paul O’Gara from UCF said: ‘On behalf of UCF I would like to thank the organisers Tri-Limits for allowing UCF to be the lead charity for the Half Marathon and fun run. This is a great way for people to challenge themselves and help raise vital funds to aid UCF’s battle against cancer. I am encouraging the public to put on their running gear and challenge themselves and run for UCF to help us tackle cancer.’

Robert Davison from Tri-Limits said: ‘I am delighted that the Ulster Cancer Foundation is the half marathon’s charity partner for 2011.

“This is our third year organising the race, we have achieved a great number of runners in previous years and we are hoping to achieve record numbers this year.

“I am encouraging all half marathon and fun runners to run the race for UCF and raise vital funds which will aid UCF in the battle against Cancer. I would also like to thank Lidl Northern Ireland for their support of the Cookstown Half Marathon Half Marathon.”

UCF is one of the North of Ireland’s leading Cancer charities committed to tackling cancer by supporting cancer research, providing services for cancer patients and their families and by educating people on how they can reduce their risk of the disease.

All funds raised for UCF are spent locally to help and support people with cancer in N. Ireland. In N. Ireland one in three people will develop cancer during their lifetime and around 11,200 people are newly diagnosed every year.

Sponsorship forms will be available to download from the Cookstown Half Marathon’s website: www.cookstownhalfmarathon.co.uk or contact Paul O’Gara ‘Community Fundraising Officer’ on 07585956807 or email paulogara@ulstercancer.org