The cast of Legally Blonde The Musical wear it pink to beat breast cancer

Press release For immediate release: Wednesday 28 October 2009 Press contact: Emily Snelling, 020 7749 4102 esnelling@breastcancercampaign.org Image: Download image via the link provided at the end of the text The cast of Legally Blonde The Musical wear it pink to beat breast cancer On Friday 30 October, millions of people all over the UK will be wearing pink and donating £2 to Breast Cancer Campaign to mark the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sheridan Smith, Duncan James, Peter Davison, Aoife Mullholland, Susan McFadden and the entire cast of Legally Blonde The Musical, took a break from rehearsal to pledge their support for wear it pink, which takes place this Friday. Sheridan Smith, wear it pink ambassador said; “I’m thrilled that my Legally Blonde cast mates have taken the time to help me support Breast Cancer Campaign’s wear it pink day on Friday 30 October. 46,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer each year and I want to encourage everyone in the country to don their pink outfits to raise money for Campaign to continue funding vital research into beating breast cancer.” “Anyone, anywhere can take part… just wear it pink at work, at school or with friends and family and make a £2 donation. I’ll be wearing pink on Friday 30 October to take part in this fantastic national fundraising event and I hope you will too!” It’s time to beat breast cancer and for only £2 Campaign challenge you to wear it pink on Friday 30 October, at work, at home or at school and help save lives. Visit www.wearitpink.co.uk or call 0800 107 3104 to register now. In December Sheridan Smith will lead the West End cast of Legally Blonde The Musical as Elle Woods at the Savoy Theatre, opposite Duncan James. Sheridan is best known on television for her roles in the BBC comedies Two Pints of Lager & A Packet of Crisps, Grown Ups (which was written specifically for her), Love Soup and Gavin & Stacey. She can be seen in ITV1 comedy Benidorm, and Jonathan Creek on BBC next year. 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 • The charity currently funds 101 projects worth almost £14.2 million in 41 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, nearly 46,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year - that’s 125 a day • Visit www.breastcancercampaign.org • 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.

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