Lanarkshire travel company turn coaches pink for breast cancer charity

Press release For immediate release: Wednesday 21 October 2009 Press contact: Emily Snelling, 020 7749 4102 esnelling@breastcancercampaign.org Lanarkshire travel company turn coaches pink for breast cancer charity Starline Travel are taking fundraising to new heights in support of Breast Cancer Campaign’s wear it pink day. On Friday 30 October, people all over the UK will be wearing pink to help fund Breast Cancer Campaign’s vital research and Starline Travel will lead the way. The travel company, based in Lanarkshire, Scotland, will be painting three of their coach’s bright pink and journeying 200 girl pupils to Strathclyde Park where they will take part in a three and a half mile sponsored walk, all dressed head to toe in pink. Students from local high school, Greenfaulds, and surrounding schools will take part on they day. Additionally, Starline have arranged for theme park M & D’s to open exclusively for the girls to make use of the attractions. When the day’s events are over all of the participants will have the opportunity to sign their names on the back of one of the coaches it will then return to the garage and the artwork will be sealed and remain on the coach permanently. Last year over one and a half million people took part in wear it pink raising a staggering £3.5 million for breast cancer research to help improve survival rates for the one in nine women who experience breast cancer during their lifetime. This recession busting fundraiser is cheap and easy to take part in, giving everyone the chance to help make a difference. Kenneth McNairn, of Starline Travel Scotland said; “We are thrilled to be supporting Breast Cancer Campaign’s wear it pink day on Friday 30 October. We want to raise awareness and as much money as possible for such a worthwhile cause, the sky is the limit!” “It’s easy to get involved in wear it pink. Anyone, anywhere can take part… just wear pink at work, at school or with friends and family and make a £2 donation to Campaign.” Rebecca Guy, wear it pink Events Manager said; “We are looking forward to seeing Starline’s pink coaches travelling around to highlight wear it pink. There is however a serious reason for wearing it pink on Friday 30 October. Some 45,500 women and 300 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and wear it pink helps to fund vital research into a disease which affects so many.” It’s time to beat breast cancer and for only £2 Campaign challenge you to wear it pink on Friday 30 October, at work, at home or at school and help save lives. Visit www.wearitpink.co.uk or call 0800 107 3104 to register now. Notes to editors • 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. • 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 106 projects worth almost £15 million in 42 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

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