Sisters’ Great North Run for breast cancer research

Press Release For immediate release: 23 September 2009 Press contact: Louise Garrahan, Media Relations Officer, Breast Cancer Campaign, DD 0207 749 3724, Email: lgarrahan@breastcancercampaign.org Sisters’ Great North Run for breast cancer research Local sisters Angharad and Nicola Lewis from Llandudno Junction, Conwy, pounded the Newcastle pavements on Sunday (20 September) to take part in the Bupa Great North Run for Breast Cancer Campaign. The running duo joined 57,000 runners for the 13.1 mile race and raised £300 to fund breast cancer research. Angharad finished in two hours 39 minutes and Nicola in three hours five minutes. Office Manager, Angharad, said: “It was our first Great North Run and we are definitely doing it again next year. The atmosphere was amazing and the crowds of supporters got us through, cheering and calling our names out even though they didn't know us. It just made us carry on and before we knew it we were crossing the finishing line. The local people were great, handing out ice cold tip top lollies, oranges, sausage rolls, they were much appreciated in the blazing sunshine we had.” Every day 125 people in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer, so if you would like to help fund breast cancer research and take part in a running event for Campaign, please call the Events Team on 0207 749 3700 or visit www.breastcancercampaign.org. 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 Picture caption: Nicola and Angharad Lewis 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 £14.2 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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