RHYL celebrity Sami Brookes will don pink and support cancer fundraisers as they Race for Life.
Sami, pictured right, who worked in Clinton Cards in Rhyl before finding fame as an X Factor finalist, will serenade runners raising money for Cancer Research UK before they take to the course on June 10.
Now Sami, who wowed audiences in 2011 with her renditions of I Will Always Love You and If I Could Turn Back Time, is urging women from Rhyl to join her in the fight against cancer and sign up for Race for Life.
She said: “I’m completely proud and honoured to be a part of Race for Life; it’s a privilege to be an ambassador.
“The cause is really important to me, because not only did my partner’s mother have breast cancer and survive, but some of my best friends lost their parents to cancer.
“It’s so important we come together to unite and make as much money as we can for a great cause.
“I want to help raise as much sponsorship money as possible to help fund Cancer Research UK’s scientists, doctors and nurses.”
Last year, 2,135 women took part in the Rhyl event, raising almost £100,000 which boosted the charity’s bid to raise millions of pounds every year to fund research into 200 types of cancer.
Katherine Culshaw, Race for Life Event Manager said: “Women from all backgrounds enter Race for Life, each with their own special reason for taking part. They might be doing it in memory or celebration of a loved one, or to mark their own cancer journey, it really is an incredible day.”
“Most women are able to walk five kilometers in an hour while chatting and having fun. The really startling fact is that in the same period of time, around two people in Wales will be diagnosed with cancer.”
nRace for Life is non-competitive.To get involved visit: www.raceforlife.org or call 0871 641 1111.