Two marathon challenges, just one month to go!
For immediate release: 6th March 2011
Breast Cancer Campaign is encouraging runners across the UK to run for research at this year’s Virgin London Marathon or Brighton Marathon.
With just one month to go until both events take place (one week apart), the charity wants runners from across the UK to join their running team.
Karen Lambert, Events Executive at Breast Cancer Campaign: “If you have your own place in either the Virgin London Marathon or Brighton Marathon, there is still time to join the Breast Cancer Campaign running team.
“So far we have more than 100 runners across both events who are committed to running and raising money for Breast Cancer Campaign, so why not sign up today and support the 48,000 people who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK this year.”
The Brighton Marathon takes place on Sunday 15 April followed by the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 22 April.
If you already have your own place in the Brighton Marathon or Virgin London Marathon, there is no minimum sponsorship amount required to join the Breast Cancer Campaign team. If you would like to join our team please contact us on 0207 749 4114 or email
Each Breast Cancer Campaign runner will receive a fundraising pack including a Breast Cancer Campaign running vest, sponsorship forms and lots of support from the charity before the event and on the day.
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 Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank, the UK’s first ever national breast cancer tissue bank is a unique collaboration with four leading research institutions to create a vital resource of breast cancer tissue for researchers across the UK and Ireland. Visit breastcancertissuebank.org
• The charity currently funds 86 projects worth over £14.9 million in 37 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, around 48,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year - that’s 130 a day
• Visit breastcancercampaign.org or follow us at twitter.com/bccampaign