This Sunday is World Cancer Day; a day to explore how we can all help to reduce the impact cancer has on people’s lives, families and communities, and aim for a greater knowledge on the causes of cancer, how to treat it and provide a better quality of life.
As the wristband supplier for many charities across the UK, we are always interested in the latest charity event, and with the cold weather warnings we’ve had recently, we wish the runners of Cancer Research UK London Winter Run luck as they brace the bitter cold this Sunday.
Last year’s event saw 16,500 runners take to the streets for the capitals largest 10km run and there are high hopes for this Sunday’s event, with new merchandise such as leggings and gloves added to the traditional t-shirts and hoodies, and a brand-new spinning medal has been designed specifically for contributors.
The events infamous winter creatures, giant inflatable penguins and polar bears, have been up and ready since November, and the route has been trialled and tested dozens of times to ensure everything is in check for the big day.
Cancer Research UK London Winter Run aims to raise £750,000 and with the likes of Magic’s Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott providing music around the event village while live musicians provide live performances along the route, this is going to be bigger and bolder than last year’s event.
Charity Events such as Cancer Research UK London Winter Run are a great way of raising awareness and fund raising for their cause, but charity events are also a great way of bringing people together, keep you fit and healthy (just because it’s a charity run doesn’t mean you don’t have to prepare for it!) and elevates your mood and health.
If you are planning a charity event this year, make sure you’re prepared with our wristband ranges; providing your contributors with entry bands, free snack tabbed-wristbands, technological RFID wristbands, or traditional goodie-bag fillers, silicone charity bands.