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Make the Race For Life open to both genders.
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Race For Life

Make the Race For Life open to both genders.

    1. Daniel Beeston
    2. Petition by

      Daniel Beeston

      United Kingdom

The Race For Life is a fundraising event that helps raise money for the research into ALL types of cancer. Originally, this superb charitable event was designed to raise awareness of women's cancer. However, since the late 1970's in Great Britain, the incidence rates for all cancers combined has increased by 20% in males. This leads me to ask "Why is the Race For Life a women-only event?"

Cancer is not gender specific, so why is the Race For Life? In 2009, cancer cases in the UK for women totalled 158,170. For men, this number was actually 162,297. If this life threatening disease affects anyone, then anyone should be allowed to participate in the event. My argument would increase the raised money dramatically and would help develop the research into cancer - potentially saving thousands of lives each year!

Please help me because this is something I personally feel very passionate about...

To:
Race For Life
Thankyou for supporting me in my aim to make the Race For Life an event for both men and women.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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      Daniel Beeston
      Petition Organizer

      I've recieved retweetson Twitter from,,,

      1) Andrew Andre (Peter Andre's brother) who is currently battling cancer.
      2) Martina Navratilova - Ex-Tennis Legend who fought breast cancer in 2010.
      3) Jackie Collins - An english novelist assisting me with my petition

    2. Currently in the process of getting in the local press !

      Daniel Beeston
      Petition Organizer

      Just to let you know my next step of getting this petition on the road.

    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Nathaniel Hawthorn BARROW-IN-FURNESS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Cancer efects everyone, and yet race for life refuses to allow men to run, this means that HALF the population is refused, because they are men, this is immoral, and should also be illegal. SSTOP THE DISCRIMINATION. Let men run for their loved ones.

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    • Fay Crellin BARROW-IN-FURNESS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      because i have lost family and friends to cancer both male and female and feel that both genders should able to partake thus raising more money to aid in the research

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    • Graeme Goodaker STOURBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      I have in thw last decade known seven people die of cancer and sixof them were men. And yet I cannot raise money because of my gender? Its blatant sexism and has no place in the modern world!

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    • Alexander Rigler SHIFNAL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      All types of cancer, yes. Also, males have been known to have breast cancer. Sexism is wrong, and must be combatted wherever it lies. And there's also the fact that men are left behind, when their loved ones die, too. There isn't really any reason not to implement this, is there?

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    • Natalie Ryan PENZANCE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      My boyfriend wants to run in his step-fathers memory, and can't

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