MEMBERS of a York Race for Life team will be dancing up a storm to inspire York women to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Cancer Research UK’s team and volunteers are swapping their usual fitness routine for a defiant dance known as Race for Life’s ‘Cancer Slam’.

The Cancer Slam will be performed by thousands of women as part of the rousing warm-up at over 280 Race for Life events around the UK this summer.

A video showing how to do the dance steps is available online so participants can practice ahead of their events.

So women of all shapes and sizes are needed to join together and give cancer the boot by entering a Race for Life 5k, event at York Racecourse on June 22.

York Event Manager, Philippa Sharpe, said: “We’re so excited about taking part in the Cancer Slam and we’ve had a great time learning the routine. We hope we can inspire women to join in the fun and enter their local Race for Life event.

“Cancer touches so many of us, that’s why we want to do everything we can to motivate women to power up the pink and show cancer who’s boss.

“The Cancer Slam is a fun, defiant and energetic dance which epitomises the power and emotion of Race for Life and we urge women from across the region to get involved and unite in the fight against cancer.”

To enter Race for Life’s events, and learn how to do the Cancer Slam, visit or call 0845 600 6050.