MEMBERS of a Basingstoke cheerleading group took part in a ‘Cancer Slam’ to encourage locals to sign up for this year’s Race for Life.

Basingstoke Wolverines, above, performed the energetic, defiant dance in The Malls, causing shoppers to stop in their tracks.

Wolverines instructor Mandy Stait said: “The girls were so excited about taking part in the Cancer Slam, and they’ve had a great time learning the routine.

“We hope we can inspire women to join in the fun and enter the 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 Research UK’s Basing-stoke Race for Life event will take place at Down Grange Sports Complex on Wednesday, June 18, with the choice of a 5k or 10k event on offer.

Organisers are hoping to match the success of last year’s event, when 2,800 women took part in the event, raising £184,615 in the process.

Lea Blake, Race for Life South East events manager, said: “We’d like to thank the Wolverines for taking part in Cancer Slam and showing us how it’s done.

“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.”

The dance will also be performed by thousands of women as part of the warm-up routine at the hundreds of Race for Life events being held 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.

To enter the event, visit or call 0845 600 6050.