Rugby pop starlet Beth Tysall signs up in support for Race For Life 2011

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RUGBY songstress Beth Tysall is backing this year’s Race for Life on July 31.

The Morningstar frontwoman says she is fully behind the Cancer Research UK fundraiser which is coming to Rugby for the first time.

Beth, who lives in Rugby, said: “I back it financially every year because my friend runs it in memory of her mother who died from breast cancer.

“It’s really good that she runs it and I think it’s a great way of not only remembering a loved one, but raising awareness.”

Women and girls of all ages are invited to walk, jog or run the 5k Race for Life this summer.

Organisers hope 2,000 people will get involved in the event, which starts at Whitehall Recreation Ground.

“It’s brilliant news the event is coming to Rugby for the first time,” said Beth.

“There are few families who have not been affected by cancer in some way.”

Her business partner Richard Brown is right behind the event as two of his daughters will be participating.

“Unfortunately I can’t take part due to work commitments,” said Beth.

“I give my full support to the people who do. It’s such a positive day and can help save even more lives.”

Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with cancer in the UK.

Race organisers say the important thing is to have fun and raise as much money as possible to help beat cancer.

To enter Race for Life telephone 0871 641111 or log onto www.raceorlife.org

Are you getting involved with this year’s Race for Life in Rugby?

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