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10k-10K Challenge Fundraising Page

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Target £0.00

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Team story

<p>Our 10k for &pound;10,000&nbsp;Challenge event took place in Beveridge Park in Kirkcaldy on 28<sup>th</sup> May 2011 to raise vital funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer in Scotland.&nbsp; The day was a huge success, with over 140 people getting involved by walking, running or cycling the full 10k around the park!&nbsp; We'd love for you to show your support for all the people who took part by donating towards this great cause.&nbsp; If you&rsquo;d like any more information please contact me on 01592 201 255 or email <a href="mailto:dorothybissett@hotmail.co.uk">dorothybissett@hotmail.co.uk</a>.</p> <p><span style="color: #ff00ff;"><strong>Jane Welch pictured here alongside her daughter Audrey and the rest of the Woodmill&nbsp;High School Team was part of our very happy 10K event on the 28th&nbsp;May 2011. Sadly on Sunday 12th June Jane died and our thoughts are with Audrey and her family. Jane was delighted to complete the 10K Challenge despite her own battle with breast cancer and those of us there on the day were honoured to walk alongside this courageous, inspirational and very special lady...</strong></span></p> <p><strong>FIGHTING BACK AGAINST BREAST CANCER</strong>....<br />&nbsp;<br />"1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer at some point&nbsp;in their lifetime"&nbsp;</p> <p>This is a frightening statement to read and after my own diagnosis in 2008 I&nbsp;quickly&nbsp;realised the huge importance of research - I&nbsp;believe it's our way of fighting back...<br />&nbsp;<br />I have tried to include&nbsp;extracts&nbsp;about the&nbsp;work done by&nbsp;Breakthrough Breast Cancer&nbsp;on this page and when you read through these&nbsp;I hope you will&nbsp;also be&nbsp;inspired to support Breakthrough&rsquo;s work&hellip;<br />&nbsp;<br /><span style="color: #e41a9b;">Breakthrough opened the first and only dedicated breast cancer research unit in Scotland at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital and they have&nbsp;a unique way of carrying out medical research. &nbsp;The scientists work closely with medical doctors - this&nbsp;'bench to bedside' approach turns&nbsp;'breakthroughs'&nbsp;in the lab into real patient benefit as quickly as possible. &nbsp;In addition the research is cost effective,&nbsp;every pound is spent wisely and delivers results quickly.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #e41a9b;">Breakthrough&rsquo;s research has led to a true revolution in cancer drug development. Our groundbreaking work on &lsquo;PARP inhibitors&rsquo; has already led to the development of more than 40 clinical trials worldwide. These drugs are showing great promise in shrinking or stabilising tumours while leaving healthy cells relatively unharmed for fewer side effects.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #e41a9b;">PARP inhibitors have also been developed in near record speed and at a fraction of the normal cost of other cancer drugs.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #e41a9b;">This remarkable drug has the potential to treat a third of all breast cancers and could be helpful for up to 80% of prostate, ovarian, skin, womb, and colon cancers too. It has been considered one of the biggest cancer discoveries of the decade.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #e41a9b;">PARP inhibitors were one of the first of Breakthrough&rsquo;s treatments to be tested in the clinic, but others from our work in Scotland are close behind.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #e41a9b;">Scientists at the Edinburgh Unit</span></p> <p><span style="color: #e41a9b;">&bull; are working on a test to identify cancer cells that have changed form once they&rsquo;ve spread. This will help make a more accurate diagnosis and ensure the patient receives the most effective treatment.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #e41a9b;">&bull; have also found ways to help predict which women will benefit from Herceptin. This work is a significant step towards personalising breast cancer treatment.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #e41a9b;">&bull; have discovered a potential new way to treat a common form of breast cancer which affects 800 Scottish women and 9,000 UK women each year. It&rsquo;s vital that as effective, new treatments become available.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #e41a9b;"><strong>Unfortunately this lifesaving work in Scotland costs over &pound;1 million a year and that money is almost entirely funded by supporters.<br /></strong>&nbsp;<br /></span>This is why we have to fundraise - every penny we raise will bring Breakthrough a step closer to better treatments and ultimately&nbsp;a cure. &nbsp;Together we must fight for a future free from the fear and pain of breast cancer&nbsp;....</p> <p><br /><strong>So please donate now.&nbsp; With your help we can breakthrough breast cancer.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Thank you so much</strong></p>

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

28 May 2011

Supporters

14-Aug-2011

Maureen Anderson

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

14-Aug-2011

Susan Mayhew

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

14-Aug-2011

Andy Dingwall

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

13-Jul-2011

Anonymous

£257.00 plus £64.25 Gift Aid

08-Jul-2011

Karen Reid

Well done Andy from karen at Orchardhead

£50.00

05-Jul-2011

Patricia Payne

Many Congratulations to Andy Dingwall on a marvellous achievement from all at Bandrum Nursing Home.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

04-Jul-2011

andy dingwall

£75.00

04-Jul-2011

andy dingwall

£97.00 plus £24.25 Gift Aid

01-Jul-2011

Audrey Younger (daughter of Jane Welch)

Thank you Dorothy for organising such a great event and for giving me another fantastic memory of my mums' courage and strength. She was such an inspirational and positive person who lived for the moment and will be forever in my heart. x

£867.00 plus £216.75 Gift Aid

29-Jun-2011

Lynebank Team

£645.00 plus £161.25 Gift Aid

Dorothy Bissett

Dorothy Bissett