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First ever Woof Cancer Day organised to raise cash for Cancer Research UK

A family fundraiser welcoming four legged friends has been organised to raise vital cash for Cancer Research UK.

Pet pooches and their owners are being invited to sign up for Woof Cancer Day – a 5km dog walk around Dulwich, which has been organised by the Dulwich Woof Committee in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The event takes place on March 4th at 11am and there will be a number of activities to get involved in including top dog and fancy-dress competition, refreshments and of course some poochtastic stalls! Entry is just £5 for each adult and £5 for each dog.

Cancer Research UK is dedicated to saving more lives by preventing, controlling and curing all cancers. The charity funds the work of thousands of scientists, doctors and nurses who are fighting over 200 types of cancer.

Laura Megatli, local fundraising manager at Cancer Research UK, said: “Thanks to Cancer Research UK’s work, more people are surviving cancer than ever before.

“Survival rates have doubled over the last 40 years and the charity’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

“But despite improvements in treatment, cancer causes more than one in four of all deaths in the UK.

“Cancer Research UK wants to change that and needs the help of the people in the community to accelerate the progress that is being made against this devastating disease.

To register or for more information go to http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/find-an-event/woof-cancer-day-dog-walk-dulwich-2018

Kimberley, volunteer event lead, said: “We’re encouraging everyone and their four legged friends to Woof Cancer Day which promises to be an enjoyable day for both participants and their furry friends.

“The event is being held for the first time this year and we hope it will be a huge success.

“Funds raised from the event will go directly towards Cancer Research UK’s world-class research, which is helping to save thousands of lives every year.”

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1861 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.

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