Be an angel for breast cancer research

Press Release For immediate release: 4 May 2010 Press contact: Louise Garrahan, Media Relations Officer, Breast Cancer Campaign, DD 0207 749 3724, Email: lgarrahan@breastcancercampaign.org Be an angel for breast cancer research Dig out your fairy wings and polish your halo - Breast Cancer Campaign is urging all women in the south to join their Guardian Angels running team for the adidas Women’s 5K Challenge this summer. On Sunday 5 September thousands of mothers, sisters and friends will run around London’s Hyde Park for charity and Campaign wants you to flutter around the course while raising money to beat breast cancer. Guardian Angels Leader, Julia Petrukhina, said: “In 2009 365 runners flew around the 5k course and we’re delighted to announce they raised a whopping £19,600 to help us continue funding vital research. We’re hoping our team of angels in 2010 will wear their wings with pride and encourage their friends and family to join them on the day.” If you would like to become a Guardian Angel for Campaign at this year’s adidias Women’s 5K Challenge, please contact the Events team on 020 7749 3700 or email womenschallenge@breastcancercampaign.org ENDS Picture caption: Guardian Angels at the adidas Women’s 5K Challenge 2009 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 113 research projects, worth over £17.1 million, in 40 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/ • Breast Cancer Campaign is campaigning for all candidates standing for election to Westminster to sign up to the breast cancer research pledge: www.breastcancercampaign.org/election

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