Upcoming Isle of Pink events on the Isle of Wight

Press release For immediate release: 18 September 2009 Press contact: Katie Power, 020 7749 3720 kpower@breastcancercampaign.org Upcoming Isle of Pink events on the Isle of Wight Breast Cancer Campaign will be turning the Isle of Wight pink again this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to help raise vital funds for breast cancer research. Many local tourist attractions and businesses have organised for pink events and fundraising activities to take place throughout the month and the charity will also be encouraging people to take part in its national events. Please see the attached events guide for details of the confirmed Isle of Pink events taking place throughout October including the Isle of Pink Party Walk in Yarmouth on 24 October, Wizard Week at Haven Street Steam Railyway from 25 – 30 October, wear it pink on 30 October and Pink Halloween at the Isle of Wight Zoo. Campaign is encouraging everyone on the Isle of Wight to join in with the Isle of Pink by organising their own pink-themed events. This could be anything from a pink quiz night to a pink cake sale. For more information on how to organise your own event, or to take part in any of the Isle of Pink events, call 020 7749 3708 or visit www.breastcancercampaign.org ENDS Picture caption: Newport’s Guildhall gets into the pink spirit to launch the Isle of Pink 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 £14.1 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 • Read Chief Executive Pamela Goldberg’s blog http://pamelagoldbergblog.blogspot.com/

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