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Blades and Owls come together for Cancer Charity run

16 October 2014

Blades skipper Michael Doyle met up with Sheffield Wednesday counterpart Glenn Loovens at Cavendish Care to call on football fans across South Yorkshire to come together for a unique charity run to support Sheffield families living with cancer.


Building on the success of last year's Carlton Palmer 10k, which saw ex-England professional Carlton launch the run and lead participants around the route while raising over £18,000, both Sheffield clubs are showing their support to this year's run by calling upon supporters to get involved in raising vital funds for Sheffield-based charity.


With more than seven people in Sheffield receiving a cancer diagnosis every day the need to ensure they don't have to face it alone has never been greater so club mascots Captain Blade and Ozzy the Owl have already stepped in to bring the city together and ask supporters to pull on their running shoes to help raise awareness and funds for the organisation.


Michael Doyle commented: "Sheffield United is happy to support this event. Having organisations which can support families who are dealing with a family member who has cancer is really important".


Taking place on Sunday 23rd November, the Sheffield Together 10k takes runners around Ecclesall Woods and sees them complete a 10k all round distance.


David Turner, who is part of the organising committee for the charity run, said: "Sheffield is a proud city and football is in our blood, however cancer doesn't care which team you support so it's fantastic to see our two iconic clubs standing together for one great cause."


"We are so grateful to both Sheffield clubs for helping us raise the run's profile and we hope as many football fans as possible from both clubs choose to support the event. We can't wait to see Ecclesall Woods be filled with both blue and red supporters!"


The run, which starts at 10am, will see participants run, walk or jog in their club colours and will have the opportunity to get sponsored to swap shirts for the day. You can sign up for the event at cavcare.org.uk/get-involved/together10k


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