Marie joins the race to beat breast cancer in memory of sister

Press Release For immediate release: 8 September 2009 Press contact: Louise Garrahan, Media Relations Officer, Breast Cancer Campaign, DD 0207 749 3724, Email: lgarrahan@breastcancercampaign.org Marie joins the race to beat breast cancer in memory of sister Local runner Marie Caddick from Darlington, Co Durham has laced up her running shoes to train for the Bupa Great North Run in aid of breast cancer research. The Secretary at Braddan Structures Limited decided to join Breast Cancer Campaign’s Jigsaw Runners team for the race on Sunday 20 September as a tribute to her sister Helen who sadly died from breast cancer in 2006. She said: “My sister was only 40 when she passed away so I want to run this race for her and I’ll be wearing her photo on my vest on the day. I’m also taking part to support the 46,000 people who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK this year.” To help Marie reach her target of £1,500 please visit www.justgiving/com/mariecaddick and donate what you can. If you have a confirmed place in the Great North Run and would like to run for Breast Cancer Campaign, please visit www.breastcancercampaign.org or call the Events Team on 0207 749 3700. As well as receiving a fundraising pack with a professional Ronhill vest, all runners will be part of a motivated team dedicated to helping Campaign in their mission to beat breast cancer. ENDS 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 101 research projects, worth over £14.2 million, in 41 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

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