Breast Cancer Awareness Month is causing a stir in Oxfordshire this year. Abingdon based charity Against Breast Cancer is challenging supporters to dive and/or drive during October to raise over £10,000 for their research work into the disease.
For the really daring, the Big Pink Plunge is a skydive that’s taking place at Brackley Airfield in Northampton on 23rd October 2011. The charity is calling all thrill seekers to jump from a plane in the name of fundraising and fun.
For more ‘grounded’ supporters there’s an opportunity to join Against Breast Cancer for a round of golf, hosted by Kirtlington Golf Club, near Bicester on Tuesday 11th October. The day closes with a
three course dinner, raffle and live auction.
Join Against Breast Cancer and help create a stir this October. To sign up or find out more please go to: www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk
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Please contact: Gill Kemp – National Events Manager, Against Breast Cancer
Tel: 01235 534211
Kirtlington Golf Club event details – 11th October 2011
Tuesday 11th October 11am – 9pm
Kirtlington Golf Club, nr Bicester, Oxfordshire
Three course dinner, Charity auction; Ladies, mens and mixed teams
18 hole Stableford game; On-course competitions; Tournament prizes; Raffle & Charity Auction
On the Day: Bacon roll & coffee/tea on arrival * Tee times from midday * 2 tee start * Buggies available by arrangement * Refreshments at the half way point * Club bar * Dinner 6.00pm *
Big Pink Plunge Event – 23rd October 2011
The Big Pink Plunge offers you the opportunity to take part in a skydive, with full training provided by qualifed instructors. No prior experience is required.
The skydive is taking place at Brackley Airfield on 23rd October 2011 but can be organised at another time and venue if this date isn’t suitable.
Against Breast Cancer
Against Breast Cancer is a charity dedicated to funding ground breaking research to improve detection and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis. Our expert scientists use one of the largest collections of breast cancer patient samples in the UK to look for vital information that could identify the spread of the disease.
More women are surviving breast cancer every year. Against Breast Cancer’s research looks at the whole woman through three interlinked areas of research – biochemistry, immunology, and diet and lifestyle. The charity’s research is studying new ways that could help doctors identify and treat secondary breast cancer faster and more effectively and our ultimate aim is to find a vaccine.
The charity’s national Diet & Lifestyle study is one of the largest in the world looking at the effects of diet, lifestyle and complementary treatments on breast cancer and long-term survival. Support is vital for Against Breast Cancer if it is to continue its innovative research to develop ways to improve detection and survival after diagnosis so women and men can look forward to a future free of breast cancer.
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