Edwinstowe Angels raise £5,600 to help beat breast cancer

Press release For immediate release: 22 June 2010 Press contact: Katie Power, 020 7749 3720 kpower@breastcancercampaign.org Edwinstowe Angels raise £5,600 to help beat breast cancer Sherwood Forest was awash with pink on Sunday 13 June as over 220 walkers donned their angel wings and took part in the annual Edwinstowe Angels Friendship Walk for Breast Cancer Campaign. Men, women and children of all ages got dressed in their pinkest outfits and laced up their walking boots for the five-mile sponsored walk through the forest. Their efforts so far have raised a staggering £5,600 for the charity with more money due to come in. Local Walk Champ, Julie Hallam, who has organised the annual event since 2005 in memory of her friend who died of breast cancer said: “This year’s walk went really smoothly and I’m so pleased with how many people took part. It was fantastic to see so many families and walkers of all ages getting involved and the sunny weather made it a great day out. Everyone had fun, but most importantly they were all very supportive of the cause and we’re all very proud to help Breast Cancer Campaign continue funding vital breast cancer research.” All the money raised from the walk will help fund Drs Martin and Woolston’s research project at the University of Nottingham, which is studying a group of molecules called redox proteins which are thought to help breast cancer cells survive. The day was supported and sponsored by the following: Bentleys Bakery, Martin the Joker, Top Banana, St John’s Ambulance, Edwinstowe Cricket Club, Lilly and Jane, Mansfield Balloon Company, Sherwood Forest Rangers and fantastic team of helpers. For more information about Campaign’s Friendship Walks please call 020 7749 3720 or visit www.friendshipwalks.co.uk 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 112 research projects, worth almost £17 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/