Paul’s second dash for breast cancer research
Press Release For immediate release: 12 October 2009 Press contact: Louise Garrahan, Media Relations Officer, Breast Cancer Campaign, DD 0207 749 3724, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Paul’s second dash for breast cancer research Local council worker Paul Dakin from Castleford, West Yorkshire joined the race to beat breast cancer last month by taking on the Bupa Great North Run for Breast Cancer Campaign. Paul took on the challenge in Newcastle on Sunday 20 September for a second year running after his mother and three sisters, Anne Briers, Pauline Wilson and Denise Edwards, were all diagnosed with breast cancer. Although Paul’s sisters survived the disease, his mother, Eunis died in 2002. Paul finished the race in two hours and 19 minutes beating last year’s personal best by four minutes and raised an impressive £600. Paul said: “The atmosphere at the run this year was even better than last year and I’m pleased I beat my personal best time, so I hope to take part again next year and beat it again! I raised around £600 which is £100 more than my target figure. I would you thank all my friends and neighbours - especially Maud - for sponsorship.” Breast Cancer Campaign’s mission is to beat breast cancer by funding innovative, world-class research to help understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, prevention and cure. If you have a confirmed place in the Virgin London Marathon 2010 and would like to run and raise money for Campaign, please call the events team on 0207 749 3700 or visit www.breastcancercampaign.org ENDS Picture caption: Paul Dakin at the Great North Run 2009 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 £14.1 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 • Read Chief Executive Pamela Goldberg’s blog http://pamelagoldbergblog.blogspot.com/ • 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.