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Runners spell out determination to beat cancer.

MORE than 900 women turned out on a North Wales promenade yesterday to play their part in the fight against cancer.

And for many of the participants in the Race For Life 5-kilometre run in Rhyl, the event had a special poignancy as they were running in memory of a friend of relative who had died from cancer. Others used the event to say ``thank you'' for having overcome the disease themselves.

It was the third time the run has been held,and is part of a nationwide series organised by Cancer Research, in which only women take part Before setting off on the out-and- back course the 900 runners, joggers and walkers took part in an aerobic warm-up session in the Events Arena. The first woman home was Jenny Wells of Colwyn Bay, with Debbie Clift of Abergele close behind.

One regular supporter of the annual event missing yesterday was Angela Skenfield of Mynydd Isa, who has herself overcome the disease. She and her husband Dave are walking the Inca Trail in Peru,and have raised pounds 8,500 for Cancer Research.

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Hundreds of women take part in yesterday's Run For Life event in Rhyl to raise money for breast cancer research
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 12, 2003
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