Celebrate half term in Chester and help beat breast cancer

Press release For immediate release: 14 October 2009 Press contact: Katie Power, 020 7749 3720 kpower@breastcancercampaign.org Celebrate half term in Chester and help beat breast cancer With the school holidays fast approaching, make sure you’ve got a fun-filled half term planned for the whole family by getting involved in some of the many pinktastic Paint the Town Pink fundraising activities taking place in Chester. The month-long fundraising initiative being held by Breast Cancer Campaign will be stepping up a gear later this month to tie in with the half term break with many tourist attractions holding special pink events and activities in support of the charity. Activities include: - BBC’s Last Choir Standing contestants ‘A Handbag of Harmonies’ will be holding a special concert in aid of the charity on Monday 19 October - perfect for all the family - Join the Roman Soldiers at the Dewa Roman Experience on 17 and 24 October as they dress in pink for a special guided tour - Take part in a special pink ribbon hunt at the Grosvenor Museum and Military Museum from 26 to 30 October and add your own ribbon to the ‘pink ribbon’ staircase You can also take part in Paint the Town Pink by holding your own pink event, so start planning what fundraising activities you can hold with your family, friends and colleagues. All the money raised will help Breast Cancer Campaign get a step closer to beating breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research. For more information on how to organise your own event, or to take part in any of the Paint the Town Pink events, call 020 7749 3709 or visit www.breastcancercampaign.org ENDS 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 115 research projects, worth almost £16 million, in 44 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/ • Breast Cancer Campaign urges women to be breast aware this Breast Cancer Awareness Month and continue throughout the year as early detection can save lives. Follow the five-point code: know what is normal for you, look and feel, know what changes to look for, report any changes without delay and attend a breast screening if aged 50 or over. Women over 70 should contact their GP for a referral.

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