Step up to beat breast cancer this October

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Step up to beat breast cancer this October

Breast Cancer Campaign is urging all lovers of the great outdoors to lace up their walking boots and join the Broadway Ring Friendship Walk on Sunday 19th October to raise money for breast cancer research.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, walkers can take in the beautiful Cotswold countryside in the five-mile sponsored walk around the Farncombe Estate before enjoying light refreshments on Broadway Hill.

Since 2006 local Walk Champ Mary Franklin has organised this popular event and has so far raised almost �7,000 for Campaign. Mary from Witney, Oxfordshire, chose to support research into breast cancer after her friend was diagnosed with the illness in 2004.

Mary said: �When my best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer I felt very angry, so when I found out about the Friendship Walks I felt enthused. Here was something I could do to help. Seeing everyone enjoying the walk and knowing we were raising much-needed money to fund research was a heart-warming experience for us all and I cannot wait to continue my support for Campaign at this October�s walk.�

The walk starts at 10am at the Cotswold Conference Centre. Registration is �5 for adults, no charge for children and everyone is encouraged to wear pink to mark October�s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast Cancer Campaign�s mission is to beat breast cancer by funding innovative, world-class research to help understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, prevention and cure.

If you would like to join Mary in the Broadway Ring Friendship Walk or would like information on becoming a Walk Champ and arranging your own walk, please call 020 7749 4126 or visit

Posted : 25/09/2008 10:46:52

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