The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra help beat breast cancer with an evening of music and poetry

Press release For immediate release: 21 October 2009 Press contact: Emily Snelling, 020 7749 4102 esnelling@breastcancercampaign.org The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra help beat breast cancer with an evening of music and poetry The Pink Ribbon Gala concert 2009, at Cadogan Hall, London, on Sunday 8 November, is a star-studded evening of music, poetry and song to help Breast Cancer Campaign continue funding vital research into beating breast cancer. The Pink Ribbon Gala Concert is organized by world famous composer Debbie Wiseman M.B.E., who will conduct The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to the sounds of Bach, Borodin, Britten, Holst and Tchaikovsky as well as featuring Debbie’s own film and TV compositions. Not only are the profits of the evening’s entertainment supporting a good cause, it also boasts a star-studded guest-list. Celebrity guests will include presenter Simon Bates, George Layton, Cherie Lunghi, Timothy West, Prunella Scales, and vocalist Mary Carewe. ‘Nothing Grows On Gold’ - a song especially composed by Debbie Wiseman with lyrics by Oscar winning lyricist Don Black O.B.E. - will be premiered at The Pink Ribbon Gala Concert. Debbie said “The Pink Ribbon Gala concert is a unique evening of music and poetry in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign. Campaign is a charity close to my heart and the concert is a tribute to those who have battled against breast cancer and a way in which the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and I can help raise funds to allow research to continue.” Elizabeth Cook, Event Manager at Breast Cancer Campaign said, “The Pink Ribbon Gala Concert offers entertainment for everyone. If you’ve never been to see the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra live then what better time to give it a try and help raise funds for breast cancer research.” Tickets for the Pink Ribbon Gala Concert are on sale now from www.cadoganhall.com or tel: 020 7730 4500. Ticket prices range from £10-£35. For further information about Breast Cancer Campaign visit www.breastcancercampaign.org ENDS Notes to editors • 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. • 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 106 projects worth almost £15 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 • Read Chief Executive Pamela Goldberg’s blog http://pamelagoldbergblog.blogspot.com/

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