Join the UK’s biggest half marathon for breast cancer research

Press Release For immediate release: 18 April 2011 Press contact: Louise Garrahan, Media Relations Officer, Breast Cancer Campaign, DD 0207 749 3724, Email: lgarrahan@breastcancercampaign.org Join the UK’s biggest half marathon for breast cancer research Breast Cancer Campaign is urging men and women of all ages across the UK to join the ultimate Northern race to beat breast cancer at this year’s Bupa Great North Run. If you watched the Virgin London Marathon in awe and fancy taking part in one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK, then why not apply for one of Campaign’s charity places and run for research? The charity has 200 places available for the 13.1 mile race on Sunday 18 September so now is the perfect time to sign up and start training in the light summer evenings. Events Executive, Karen Lambert, said: “Last year our 400-strong team of runners raised a whopping £170,000 to help Campaign fund innovative breast cancer research. New figures show that the number of people diagnosed each year has increased from 46,000 to 48,000, so the need to continue supporting research is more important than ever. I hope you will join our team and help make a difference to the lives of all those affected by this disease.” If you would like to run for research, or if you have your own place through the ballot and would like to run for Campaign, please call the events team on 020 7749 4114 or email greatnorthrun@breastcancercampaign.org the deadline for Campaign’s charity places is 8 July. All runners who sign up will receive a professional running vest, a fundraising pack plus lots of support from staff in the lead-up to the race and on race day. ENDS Picture caption: Runners at Bupa Great North Run 2010 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 81 research projects, worth over £15.5 million, in 31 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 48,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year - that’s 130 a day • Visit www.breastcancercampaign.org • Read Chief Executive Pamela Goldberg’s blog http://pamelagoldbergblog.blogspot.com/

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