The Seventh Annual Run4alife event at Haigh will take place on September 25th 2011 and we want to help make this year’s run better than ever and raise as much money for Cancer Research as possible.

Wigan Athletic always gets behind the run and most of us at some point will have been affected by Cancer and so are asked to do what they can. You can enter the race and raise sponsorship, or if that really isn’t your bag then sponsor somebody you know who is running (failing that, sponsor me here).

To enter the race, go to the Run4alife website here, register and enter. It is not the easiest process or as a web marketer/designer/host/developer maybe I am being a bit harsh. But at the end of the day, money is needed so that a cure can be found for this most terrible of diseases.

Last year saw quite a few of the Cockney Latic readers take part; there was also decent turnout from a lot of the other Latics sites out there as well. There were even a couple of Rugby League fans from the local teams take part.

The event is always backed by Latics and the 2010 run was no exception, a good turnout translated into much needed sponsorships being raised.

Roberto Martinez received the cheque for last years event on behalf of Everyman, which is a FA preferred charity, and urged all Latics supporters to get behind this year’s event which will be held on Sunday 25th September at Haigh Hall. New for this year will be a ten kilometre run for serious runners and a five kilometre fun run for families.

He said: "It is fantastic that the club and its fans can get behind an event like this, and raise money and awareness for a hugely important campaign."

Colin Wilkinson was delighted with the outcome and said: "I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and their sponsors, and to Wigan Athletic for their help in promoting the event."

Carrie Rahman Fundraising manager for Everyman said: "We are delighted that Wigan Rotary Club have chosen to support Everyman through RUN4ALIFE and we are thrilled to receive such a fantastic donation.

"There are 37,000 men affected by male cancers each year in the UK alone and the generous support of Wigan Rotary Club and Wigan Athletic will enable Everyman to fund more lifesaving research into the causes and treatment of testicular and prostate cancer."

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