James’ great race to beat breast cancer
A Burwell man is gearing up to run the Bupa Great North Run in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign.
21 year old James Pryor will join 54,000 runners on the starting line for the 13.1 mile race in Newcastle on Sunday 18 September after his mother has worked with breast cancer patients for 17 years.
He said: “My mum has worked as a breast care nurse for 17 years and has done an amazing job helping her patients. I know this is a cause very close to her heart, so I’m delighted to run for a charity that benefits the thousands of women affected by breast cancer.”
James, who has just graduated from the University of Leicester, is aiming to raise £400 or more for Campaign and is already well on his way to reaching his target. He said: “I am really proud to run the Great North Run for Campaign as I know that every penny I raise will go towards helping the charity fund vital research in to the disease.”
James continued: “Family and friends have been so supportive of my fundraising and training so far and I can’t thank everyone enough for their generosity. I work part-time at a bar in Newmarket and the staff and punters there helped me raise £118 in one day which is fantastic!”
James is currently finishing off his training for the 13.1 mile race. He said: “I am training hard for the big day. I’ve just completed my first 9 mile run and am planning an eleven miler before race day. I am really looking forward to the run and will give it my all on the day to get to the finish line!”
To help James reach his fundraising target of £400 please visit www.original.justgiving.com/jamespryor1
and donate what you can.
There is still time to join Campaign’s team for the Bupa Great North Run. If you already have your own, guaranteed place in the event and would like to join James on Campaign’s team, please call 0207 749 4114, email
or visit www.breastcancercampaign.org
• The Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank, the UK’s first ever national breast cancer tissue bank is a unique collaboration with four leading research institutions to create a vital resource of breast cancer tissue for researchers across the UK and Ireland. Visit breastcancertissuebank.org
• 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 95 projects worth almost £16.5 million in 31 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, around 48,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year - that’s 130 a day
• Visit breastcancercampaign.org or follow us at twitter.com/bccampaign