Feature Charity

Tom Harden

Breast Cancer Now

Right now breast cancer is at a tipping point. More women are surviving. But more are being diagnosed than ever before. And every 45 minutes, another woman in the UK dies from the disease.

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, created by the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. They’re dedicated to funding research into the disease.

Tom and Chris Harden have been running to raise money for breast cancer research since losing their mum to the disease in 2007. Here’s why Chris and his brother will continue to run for Breast Cancer Now and why he thinks you should join them.

“Tom and I are 100% committed to finding ways to stop breast cancer. The strength and bravery that our mum showed was so inspirational to Tom and me through our childhood and these traits still live on in us today.

“We take on these running challenges to try and do what we believe our mum would have wanted us to do and that would not have been to take a backward step and be beaten by the sad times. She would have wanted us to get back up, brush ourselves down and realise that there are people who are still suffering from the impacts of this disease that we can help.

“So far we’ve raised nearly £10,000 to fund breast cancer research and the charity has always been extremely supportive and encouraging. Tom and I have the cause and memories we are running for that will mean we never stop running!”

Choose to run for Breast Cancer Now and help support research to stop women dying from breast cancer. Visit the charity’s website to sign up for a running event near you. The Breast Cancer Now challenge events team will be on hand to support you every step of the way, helping you with any fundraising or training questions, making sure you’re ready for the challenge ahead. You’ll also receive an exclusive Breast Cancer Now technical running vest and a fundraising pack full of great ideas to help you raise as much money as possible.

For more information visit the Breast Cancer Now website