Celebrate half term on the Isle of Pink

Press release For immediate release: 13 October 2009 Press contact: Katie Power, 020 7749 3720 kpower@breastcancercampaign.org Celebrate half term on the Isle of Pink 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 pink-tastic fundraising activities taking place on the Isle of Pink. The month-long fundraising initiative being held on the Isle of Wight 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. Campaign will be getting the activities started with its Isle of Pink Party Walk around the Western Yar on Saturday 24 October. This four mile walk around the estuary offers a wealth of heritage and wildlife sights and ends in a pink party with tea and cake, so remember to bring your party hats and pink outfits. Wightlink are also offering mainland participants free foot passenger travel from Lymington to Yarmouth making it the perfect event to invite all your family and friends along to. Other activities include: - LA Bowl are holding a ladies challenge on 24 October pink day to start half term where teams of six are encouraged to battle it out for the chance to win a top prize - Pink fundraising activities at the Haven Street Steam Railway from 25 – 30 October - ‘Pinkgang Chine’ are inviting everyone to dress up in pink witches and wizards outfits to take part in their fancy dress competition and pink treasure hunt on 29 October - The Isle of Wight Zoo will also be holding a pink Halloween event on 31 October Don’t forget you can also take part in the Isle of 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 from the Isle of Pink 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 Isle of Pink events, call 020 7749 3708 or visit www.breastcancercampaign.org ENDS Picture caption: Pink walkers at last year’s Isle of Pink walk 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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