Local man’s marathon effort to beat breast cancer
For immediate release: 10 January 2012
Budding runner Richard Hales from Kenilworth has laced up his running shoes to train for the Virgin London Marathon in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign.
Richard, who runs Kenilworth based recruitment firm Charles Peters Recruitment, will join thousands of runners on the starting line on Sunday 22 April to support his mother.
Richard, 35: “My mum was recently diagnosed with breast cancer therefore Breast Cancer Campaign is a charity very close to my heart. I have always wanted to run the marathon but have never got round to entering. My mum’s diagnosis gave me the kick up the backside I needed!”
Richard has started his training for the 26.2 mile challenge. He said: “I have now started my training and it’s going well so far. I’m playing football and going to the gym (although my friends think I go there just to use the sauna!) I am looking forward to building up my fitness ready for the big day.”
Richard also has big plans for his fundraising. He said: “I’ve got plans for a Race Night at Kenilworth Wardens on Saturday 24th March and over 35’s football tournament at our local football club and also a couple of quiz nights. I am looking forward to raising as much money as I can for Breast Cancer Campaign and hope that everyone will support me along the way.”
To help Richard reach his fundraising target please visit http://www.justgiving.com/Richard-Hales0
and donate what you can.
If you already have your own place in the Virgin London Marathon, there is no minimum sponsorship amount. If you would like to join our team please contact us on 0207 749 4114 or email
. Each runner will receive a fundraising pack including a Breast Cancer Campaign running vest, sponsorship forms and lots of support from the charity before the event and on the day.
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 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
• The charity currently funds 86 projects worth over £14.9 million in 37 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