Local woman makes marathon effort to help beat breast cancer
For immediate release: 28.02.2012
Debbie Lowther from Lolworth, Cambridge has laced up her running shoes to train for the Virgin London Marathon in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign.
Debbie, who is the Bursar of Girton College, Cambridge, will join thousands of runners on the starting line on Sunday 22 April, running for Breast Cancer Campaign after she was treated for breast cancer in 2003.
Debbie, 51, said: “I started running after being treated for breast cancer which was diagnosed in 2003. I was first inspired to run the London Marathon in 2006 by a friend, and have now run it four times! I ran for Breast Cancer Campaign in 2009 and raised about £6,000, so I am really proud to be running for the charity again this year.”
Debbie said that training for the Marathon over the years has given her a new focus to her exercise regime: “I am fitter now than before I had breast cancer, and running has given me new motivation and also confidence in my body.”
So far, Debbie’s training is going well. She said: “My training is not too bad so far. I ran the Kielder Marathon in October, so I am hoping I am still fairly fit from that! I also did two 10 mile training runs in December, so I am more or less on target.”
“I am really looking forward to running along the embankment with crowds of people cheering the runners on and Westminster in sight!”, said Debbie, whose husband and sons will be supporting her on the day.”
To help Debbie with her fundraising please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/Debbie.Lowther
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