Run for Moore


Run for Moore

Run for Moore is a UK-wide series of men-only fundraising events in aid of UK charity Cancer Research UK's Bobby Moore Fund. Although participation is limited to men,cite web | url=http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/runformoore/venues/faqs/#469717 | author=Run for Moore | title=FAQ 5. Why is the event men-only?| accessdate=2008-02-11] women can get involved by volunteering and marshalling at the event.cite web | url=http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/runformoore/aboutrunformoore/supportourevents/ |author=Run for Moore |title=Support our events: come along and help | accessdate=2008-02-11] The events involve running, jogging or walking a 5-kilometre course and participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship from friends and family for doing so.

History

The Bobby Moore Fund is named after England's famous captain of the 1966 World Cup-winning English football team, Bobby Moore, who died of bowel cancer on 24 February 1993, at the age of 51. The fund raises money for research into bowel cancer and also raises public awareness of the disease. Since 1993 it has raised about £1 million a year. [cite web | url=http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/bobbymoorefund/aboutus/?version=4|author=Bobby Moore Fund | title=About us: our events | accessdate=2008-04-01]

Run for Moore was established in 2006 and has raised over £450,000 in its first two years. [cite web | url=http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/runformoore/aboutrunformoore/ | author=Run for Moore | title=About Run for Moore: bigger every year | accessdate=2008-04-01]

ee also

*Race for Life

References

External links

* [http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/runformoore/ Run for Moore website]
* [http://www.bobbymoorefund.org Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK]


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