Beat breast cancer at the Bath Half 2011

Press Release For immediate release: 8 November 2010 Press contact: Louise Garrahan, Media Relations Officer, Breast Cancer Campaign, DD: 0207 749 3724, Email: lgarrahan@breastcancercampaign.org Beat breast cancer at the Bath Half 2011 Calling all runners in the south west! Breast Cancer Campaign wants you to lace up your running shoes and start training for the Bath Half Marathon while raising money to help beat breast cancer. Last year 65 runners ran for Campaign and raised a whopping £13,812 to help the charity fund world-class research. In 2011, Campaign has 22 places available on its Linford’s All Stars team, so please sign up and support the 46,000 people who are diagnosed with this disease in the UK each year. Julia Petrukhina, Events Assistant at Breast Cancer Campaign, said: “Every day 125 people are diagnosed with breast cancer so it’s important we keep funding research into this disease. “Over the years our runners have raised more than £23,000 at the Bath Half Marathon and we’d love more runners to wear our pink running vest with pride and pound the pavements for this very worthwhile cause.” Breast Cancer Campaign offers great support to its running team and will be there to help runners every step of the way. To apply for a place in the Bath Half Marathon, please visit www.runninghigh.co.uk then once your place has been confirmed, please contact the Running team on 020 7749 4114 or email events@breastcancercampaign.org As a Linford’s All Stars runner, you will receive a professional Ronhill running vest and information pack crammed with training and nutritional advice for the team’s captain Linford Christie. ENDS Picture caption: Breast Cancer Campaign runners at Bath Half 2010 Notes to editors • Breast Cancer Campaign aims to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure • Currently it supports 104 research projects, worth over £16.1 million, in 38 centres of excellence across the UK and Ireland • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and accounts for nearly one in three of all cancers in women • In the UK, nearly 46,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year - that’s 125 a day • Visit www.breastcancercampaign.org • Read Chief Executive Pamela Goldberg’s blog http://pamelagoldbergblog.blogspot.com/

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