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Race for Life for Sarah

Race for Life for Sarah

Race for Life for Sarah - sign up to help beat cancer in memory of Sarah Harding

​Many of you will have been touched by Sarah Harding’s cancer story. Join Girls Aloud’s Cheryl, Nadine and Nicola as they Race for Life for Sarah on Sunday 24 July 2022 at Hyde Park, London.

For those who can’t be in London like Kimberley or who can't attend the event, you can still take part by doing a Race for Life at Home in memory of Sarah whenever it suits you. 

Sign up and your entry fee will cover the cost of putting on your event but every pound you raise will support our life-saving breast cancer research.

There are two ways to get involved, choose what suits you best, sign up and start fundraising today.

Race for Life for Sarah back sign and events

Option 1: Race for Life for Sarah at Hyde Park

Date: Sunday 24 July

Time: 11:30

Young Adults: £14.99

Adults: £14.99

Children: £10.00

Under 6 entry: Free of charge and no registration needed

Venue: Hyde Park, Off South Carriage Drive, London, W1J 7NT

Distance: 5k

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Sign up and you'll receive...

  • A commemorative 'I Race for Sarah' back sign

  • A fundraising pack and emails with tips and tricks on how to fundraise
  • Your running number
  • Access to our Race for Life Super Supporters Facebook group - become a part of the supportive Race for Life community
  • A Race for Life medal at the finish line!

 

 

Race for Life at Home medal

Option 2: Race for Life at Home for Sarah

Date: Any date in 2022

Time: Any time

Venue: Anywhere you choose

Distance: Whatever you choose - 3k, 5k, 10k, you set the challenge!

Entry fee: FREE

Sign up and you'll receive...

  • A Race for Life medal to wear with pride! Simply raise £50 and we'll automatically send you your medal in the post. 

  • Your very own Cancer Research UK Giving Page to personalise. Edit it and share it with all of your friends and family so they know you're taking part. Did you know? If you set a target on your fundraising page, you can raise 46% more sponsorship!
  • A digital fundraising pack that includes a "I Race for Sarah" back sign and emails full of training and fundraising tips to help support you with your Race for Life for Sarah at Home
  • Access to our Race for Life Super Supporters Facebook group - become a part of the supportive Race for Life community

Sarah's story

Sarah harding

Sarah Harding was Girls Aloud’s big-hearted, platinum blonde belter! The dynamic, outspoken ‘rock-chick’ of one of the UK’s most successful pop bands, who could light up a room just like she lit up a stage. Propelled to fame in 2002, after winning a place in Girls Aloud on TV talent show, Popstars – The Rivals, Sarah and her bandmates, Kimberley, Cheryl, Nicola and Nadine, went on to become the UK’s biggest selling girl group of the 21st century. Famous for her powerful vocals, electric live performances, and being the life and soul of any party, Sarah also found success as both an actress and a model. ​

In 2020, amidst the uncertainty and confusion of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer, which, she later discovered, had spread to other parts of her body.  Sarah bravely faced up to the pain the cancer caused her and went through a mastectomy and chemotherapy under the care of Dr Sacha Howell and the team at the Christie Hospital in Manchester. Tragically, Sarah died on the morning of 5 September 2021. 

Information on breast cancer

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Sadly, 1 in 7 UK women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime – but the good news is that breast cancer survival in the UK has doubled in the last 40 years. Finding and treating breast cancer at an early stage can make a real difference.​

If you're worried, talk to a healthcare professional

GP talking to patient

You know your body best, so if you’ve noticed a change that’s not normal for you or isn’t going away, tell your doctor. It's probably something far less serious - but if it is cancer, spotting it early can make a real difference.​

Plus, you can visit our website for further information on how to speak with your doctor if you're worried as well as cancer screening.