Sporting celebrities go head to head over 5k for breast cancer research

Chris Cracknell, Sarah Maxwell and Simon Hughes MP support Breast Cancer Campaign race, Girls vs Boys, in Southwark Park

Chris Cracknell and Sarah Maxwell are leading a charity 5k race to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign.

Teams of Girls and Boys, led by rugby sevens star Chris and intrnational lifestyle and fitness expert Sarah, will race 5k around Southwark Park in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign. The race, Girls vs Boys, will be started by Simon Hughes, MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark.

Sunday 20 May 2012.
Photo call from 11:50

The Bandstand, Southwark Park Gomm Road, SE16

Simon Hughes:
“Girls vs Boys is the perfect opportunity to have a great afternoon out in Southwark Park and also to have fun raising money for breast cancer research. Breast cancer doesn’t just affect women, which is why it’s important for both sexes to get involved. We should take every opportunity to raise awareness of a disease which also affects family members, friends and colleagues – more people than we could ever put a number to.”

Chris Cracknell:

“Boys like nothing more than a healthy dose of competition, which is why I’m supporting Girls vs Boys. The event’s going to be good fun, and it’s for a very serious cause. Every penny raised will go towards Campaign’s work funding world-class research into the causes and development of breast cancer.”

Sarah Maxwell:
“I’m quite a competitive person so I was really excited to be asked to get involved with Girls vs Boys. Breast cancer doesn’t just affect women so this is a chance for everyone to help Breast Cancer Campaign fund research which enables scientists to better understand how to prevent, diagnose, treat and ultimately cure breast cancer.”

Press contact:
Elana McIntyre, Breast Cancer Campaign Press Office, 020 7749 4102 /


Elana McIntyre, Media Relations Manager, Breast Cancer Campaign
DD 0207 749 4102, email: twitter: @CampaignPR

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
* The Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank, the UK’s first ever national breast cancer tissue bank is a unique collaboration with four leading research institutions to create a vital resource of breast cancer tissue for researchers across the UK and Ireland. Visit
* The charity currently funds 97 projects worth over £16.1 million in 31 locations 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 womenIn the UK, around 48,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year - that’s 130 a day
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