Local runner’s marathon effort to beat breast cancer

Press Release For immediate release: 1 February 2011 Press contact: Louise Garrahan, Media Relations Officer, Breast Cancer Campaign, DD 0207 749 3724, Email: lgarrahan@breastcancercampaign.org Local runner’s marathon effort to beat breast cancer Budding runner, Sue Ashe from Forest Hill, London, has laced up her running shoes to train for the Virgin London Marathon in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign. The Head of Communications for a law firm will join thousands of runners on the starting line on Sunday 17 April after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2009. Sue is also running in memory of her mother, Dorothy who sadly passed away from breast cancer in 2005 and also to support her sister Catherine who was diagnosed with the same disease 10 years ago. Sue, who moved to Australia in December, said: “In March 2011 I will have my last treatment and in April 2011 it will mean the world to me to run the London Marathon and raise money to help fund research aimed specifically at finding a cure. This is a cause that’s very close to my heart so I hope lots of people will sponsor me and help the charity beat breast cancer.” To help Sue reach her target of £3,000, please visit www.justgiving.com/Sue-Ashe and donate what you can. If you have a guaranteed place in this year’s Virgin London Marathon and would like to join Sue on Campaign’s running team, please call the Events team on 0207 749 4114 or visit www.breastcancercampaign.org. As a Campaign runner you will receive a fundraising pack, running vest and lots of support from the charity on the day. Ends Picture caption: Sue Ashe settling into her new life in Sydney, Australia 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 92 research projects, worth over £16.5 million, in 34 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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