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Breast Cancer Care 5-Mile Challenge - Newcastle - Can You Help?

By Juliepen @Julie_Penfold

Breast Cancer Care is looking for media volunteers taking part in the Newcastle event to share their stories and become case studies for the local and national press. If you can help please contact Sheryl Plant at Breast Cancer Care - Sheryl would also like to hear from anyone who has had an experience with breast cancer or have found one of the Breast Cancer Care services helpful. 

The 5-Mile Challenge event takes place at Newcastle Exhibition Park on Sunday 20th March and participants are encouraged to walk, run or jog five miles to raise vital funds for the health charity.

The route starts and finishes in Exhibition Park and the charity are aiming to raise £100,000 to help support the 46,000 people in the UK who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. 

The challenge is open to all ages and abilities and the route is pram, buggy and wheelchair-friendly - great fun for family, friends and neighbours too.

If you are still to sign up - visit and quote Newcastle6 when you register to be entered into a free prize draw.

Making even a small donation can make a big difference to someone who has received the devastating news that they have breast cancer.

* £2 pays for a headscarf set, helping to boost the confidence of someone who has lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment

* £10 pays to provide a comprehensive easy-to-understand information pack for someone newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

* £23 pays for a call to the BCC helpline for information on any aspect of diagnosis and treatment as well as confidential and sensitive support. Conversations can often last more than an hour as the caller is given as much time as they need to talk.

 For more information on Breast Cancer Care please visit

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