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Press Release For immediate release: 14 September 2009 Press contact: Louise Garrahan, Media Relations Officer, Breast Cancer Campaign, DD 0207 749 3724, Email: lgarrahan@breastcancercampaign.org Rachel joins the race to beat breast cancer this September Local runner Rachel Hawkins, from Callands, Warrington, has laced up her running shoes to train for the Bupa Great North Run in aid of breast cancer research. The Fashion Designer decided to join Breast Cancer Campaign’s Jigsaw Runners team for the race in Newcastle this Sunday (20 September) after her grandmother and great auntie were diagnosed with breast cancer. Rachel said: “Luckily my grandmother is in remission thanks to the fabulous treatment and aftercare she received but unfortunately my great auntie has been diagnosed for the second time and is currently being treated for it. It will be great to know that, by running in this race and raising money, I will be helping my great auntie and many others who have also been affected by this life-changing disease. I am grateful for the treatment my grandmother was able to receive and it is the reason she is still here today. It makes me feel proud to think I can also help make a difference.” To help Rachel reach her target of £400 please visit http://original.justgiving.com/rachelhawkins and donate what you can. If you have a confirmed place in the Great North Run and would like to join Rachel on Campaign’s Jigsaw Runners team please visit www.breastcancercampaign.org or call the Events Team on 0207 749 4107. 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 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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