BREAKTHROUGH Breast Cancer is urging people to challenge themselves to a year of fitness and fundraising.
The charity is hoping that fitness fanatics and novices alike will lace up their trainers and don their sports vests in January, to make 2011 their fittest yet. With the inevitable over indulgence of Christmas, January is the perfect time to start thinking about burning off those Christmas calories and raising money for a great cause in the process.
There are all sorts of opportunities to get fit and raise money for Breakthrough’s life-saving research, from fun runs to marathons, no event is too small and the Breakthrough Running Club will be offering support. All funds raised go straight towards the charity’s research, campaigning and education work.
Emma Cornish, events fundraising executive for Breakthrough Breast Cancer said: “2011 is the year to get fit and join in the fight against breast cancer. There are lots of great sporting events which anyone can take part in – you don’t have to be a professional athlete to join in, all you need is determination and dedication and we’ll help with the rest.
“In the first couple of months of the new year you could choose to run in the Adidas Silverstone half marathon, the Meadows half marathon and 5k fun run or the Reading half marathon. “We’ve even got charity places left for the brilliant Brighton marathon. And don’t forget, if you have managed to secure your own place in any major events including the Virgin London or Brighton marathon and wish to use it to support Breakthrough do let us know by emailing us at email@example.com and we’ll welcome you straight on to our team.”
As a Breakthrough runner, you will receive a technical running vest, training guide, fundraising pack, online fundraising facility, regular e-newsletters and advice and support from a dedicated running team.
For more information on how you can get involved go to the website: www.breakthrough.org.uk/running or call 020 7025 2422