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09/08-10   -   Press releases

Close friends join the race to beat breast cancer

Budding runner Emma Hunt from Sandiacre, and her friend Amanda Brooks from Arnold, Nottingham have pulled on their running shoes to train for the Bupa Great North Run in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign.

The duo will join 54,000 runners on the starting line for the 13.1 mile race in Newcastle on Sunday 19 September to support Emma’s husband’s auntie and two of his mother’s cousins who are currently in remission from breast cancer following mastectomies.

Emma said: “I have two young daughters and, with my husband’s family history, I am very aware of the risks for them, so I want to take part and raise as much money as I can to help the charity continue funding vital research into this disease. I’m looking forward to taking part with my good friend Amanda and hope people will dig deep to sponsor us for this running challenge for a very good cause."

To help Emma and Amanda reach their fundraising target of £375 each please visit or and donate what you can.

Last year 300 Campaign runners wore their pink running vests with pride and raised a whopping £160,000 for vital breast cancer research. If you have your own place in the Great North Run and would like to join Campaign’s team, please call 020 7749 4114 or email

All runners who sign up with Campaign will automatically become a member of Linford’s All Stars – an exclusive club captained by Linford Christie, who offers supporters helpful training tips and nutritional advice. Runners will also receive a fundraising pack containing a Breast Cancer Campaign running vest and lots of fundraising ideas.

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 108 research projects, worth over £16.5 million, in 39 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

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