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35th Annual Children's Cancer Run

More than 8,000 runners came together in Newcastle on Sunday 21st May 2017 to raise around £200,000 for the fight to beat childhood cancer.

Those taking part ranged from experienced runners to youngsters and families took part in the ‘mini-mile’, three-mile or five-mile cross-country fun run at Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, to raise money for the North of England Children’s Cancer Research (NECCR) Fund.

The NECCR directly funds research into the causes and treatment of childhood cancer at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research.

Professor Josef Vormoor, Director of the Northern Institute for Cancer Research said "In Britain approximately one in 500 children and young people will develop cancer; that’s two people from the North East every week. This is an astonishing figure that demonstrates how urgently our research is needed".

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published on: 30 May 2017