Run to beat breast cancer this summer

Press Release For immediate release: 18 April 2011 Press contact: Louise Garrahan, Media Relations Officer, Breast Cancer Campaign, DD 0207 749 3724, Email: lgarrahan@breastcancercampaign.org Run to beat breast cancer this summer Breast Cancer Campaign is urging men and women of all ages across North Yorkshire to join the race to beat breast cancer at this summer’s Jane Tomlinson Run for All event in York. If you watched the Virgin London Marathon in awe and fancy taking part in a run for charity, then why not join Campaign’s team and run for research? The charity has 25 places available for the 10k run on 31 July and with places filling up fast, now is the perfect time to sign up and start training in the light summer evenings. Events Assistant, Julia Petrukhina, said: “We’re thrilled to have places at this year’s Run for All – York 10K. Campaign currently funds research projects in Yorkshire worth £1 million so we’d love local runners in North Yorkshire to sign up for our places and help us continue funding innovative world-class research across the region.” Every year 3,779 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Yorkshire and Humber – that’s 73 women every week - so if you want to make a difference to all those affected by this disease by running for Breast Cancer Campaign, please call 0207 749 4114 or visit www.breastcancercampaign.org/how/event/runforall/ All runners who sign up will receive a professional running vest, a fundraising pack plus lots of support from staff in the lead-up to the race and on race day. ENDS Picture caption: Breast Cancer Campaign runners 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 81 research projects, worth over £15.5 million, in 31 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 48,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year - that’s 130 a day • Visit www.breastcancercampaign.org • Read Chief Executive Pamela Goldberg’s blog http://pamelagoldbergblog.blogspot.com/

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