Join the race to beat breast cancer in 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 Join the race to beat breast cancer in 2011 Calling all budding runners – Breast Cancer Campaign needs you to lace up your trainers in 2011 and run for research at the adidas Silverstone Half Marathon. On Sunday 6 March more than 6,000 runners will speed off from the starting line at the historic Silverstone motor racing circuit and Breast Cancer Campaign wants you on their Linford’s All Stars team in the winning race to beat breast cancer. Julia Petrukhina, Events Assistant at Breast Cancer Campaign. said: “We have 10 places on our team for the adidas Silverstone Half Marathon and really hope lots of runners will wear our charity’s pink vest with pride and support our mission to beat breast cancer. Every day 125 people are given the news they have breast cancer so it’s vital we keep funding world-class research. Please sign up to our team today and help make a difference to everyone affected by this disease.” Runners have until 1 February 2011 to apply for a charity place with Breast Cancer Campaign so if you would like to register, or for more information, please call 0207 749 4114, email jpetrukhina@breastcancercampaign.org or visit www.breastcancercampaign.org As a Linford’s All Stars runner you will receive a professional Ronhill running vest and an information pack crammed with nutritional and training advice from team captain Linford Christie. ENDS Picture caption: Breast Cancer Campaign runners 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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