Durham daredevils leap into action with a 10,000ft charity skydive

Press release For immediate release: 18 September 2009 Press contact: Emily Snelling, 020 7749 4102 esnelling@breastcancercampaign.org Durham daredevils leap into action with a 10,000ft charity skydive Breast Cancer Campaign is calling on all thrill seekers looking for a new adrenalin fix to take to the skies and help fund vital breast cancer research by participating in a sponsored skydive taking place in Durham on the weekend of the 24-25 October. Freefalling through the clouds at 120mph is a once in a lifetime experience, but it’s also a perfect opportunity to help the 45,500 women and 300 men that are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. So sign up now and help to make a difference. Solo jumps are available to satisfy all the daredevils out there, along with tandem jumps for anyone that’s not quite ready to go it alone. Sponsorship targets start at £360 but vary depending on which jump you choose. All training takes place on the day and jumpers can freefall for free providing the minimum sponsorship is met. All the money raised from each skydive will help Breast Cancer Campaign beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure. If you can’t get involved on these dates there are plenty of other opportunities, skydives take place throughout the year across the UK. For more information, or for details about any of the charity’s fundraising events, please call 0207 749 4125 or email adventuresports@breastcancercampaign.org, 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 • The charity currently funds 101 projects worth almost £14.2 million in 41 locations 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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