Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre will directly receive £5 of every Asda Foundation Nottingham 10K entry fee.
Run For All is delighted to announce that Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre will receive £5 of every Asda Foundation Nottingham 10K entry fee for 2019.
This donation has been agreed as part of an exciting new partnership with the University of Nottingham, which is the new home of the charity run and where the Cancer Research Centre is based.
Run For All is a not for profit company that is a legacy of the late charity fundraiser Jane Tomlinson CBE, who despite being diagnosed with an incurable cancer completed a series of incredible endurance events. Towards the end of her life, Jane would make the 150-mile round-trip to Nottingham City Hospital for treatment.
“Our partnership with the Nottingham 10k is very personal for our family because we feel a debt of gratitude to the city and its health institutions,” said Jane’s husband Mike, Chief Executive of Run For All.
“A postcode lottery meant Jane was refused treatment in Leeds, with research drugs only available in certain areas – City Hospital were able to treat her with those same drugs.
“Jane believed that if someone was diagnosed with breast cancer as a 26-year-old, their prognosis should be much better than hers was. It wasn’t right for a young mum to have to accept dying so young.
“The blood tests Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre are developing are leading the way in hopefully making Jane’s dream a little bit more of a reality. This partnership and the money it will raise hopefully means we’re fulfilling Jane’s wishes.”
Director of the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre, Professor Stewart Martin, added: “We’re really excited the University will be hosting the Nottingham 10k.
“Research happening here at the University is aimed at detecting breast cancer early, stopping it spreading and treating it right. Every pound raised by runners choosing to support our Centre will be used to help find the next breast cancer breakthrough.”
Run For All hope that the Asda Foundation Nottingham 10K will also provide a fundraising boost for many local and national charities. All runners are welcome to take part for a charity close to their hearts or one of the run's partner charities.
Notts County FC Football in the Community and the Canaan Trust will return for another year as partner charities and are joined by the Nottinghamshire Deaf Society, Jane Tomlinson Appeal and Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre.
Charities interested in becoming an Official Charity Partner are encouraged to contact Run For All as soon as possible, as limited opportunities remain available.