A fundraising initiative to raise vital funds for cancer research and to encourage people to get active is drawing to a close.

Harrogate-based charity Yorkshire Cancer Research launched the ‘Step Out for Yorkshire’ campaign to get people to walk, run or cycle throughout May.

All money raised will go towards improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

The campaign also aims to highlight the important role exercise plays in lowering the risk of cancer.

Research has shown that exercising before, during and after cancer treatment can help people respond better to treatment.


Chris Cook, who signed up to take part, told Your Harrogate:

“Anything that gets people out, active, prolongs life and helps people feel better about themselves, I’m all for.

“I bike everywhere anyway, so I thought the best thing to do would be to bike for charity!”

Yorkshire Cancer Research has raised just over £37,000 towards their fundraising target of £50,000 which will go to experts and researchers who pioneer early cancer diagnosis.

Find out more about the Step Out for Yorkshire initiative here.

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