Southampton 5k 2017
2 Jul 2017

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Maria's First 5k

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Maria Townsley

Total raised


+ £17.50 Gift Aid

70 Complete
70% of £100.00 target

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I'm taking part in Race for Life to raise awareness of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 inherited genes.

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. About one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime but some people can inherit gene faults that increase their risk of developing cancer.

I want to raise awareness of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes which you can inherit from either your mother's or father's side of the family. For women who have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 abnormality, the risk of developing breast cancer in your lifetime is between about 40% and 85% — about 3 to 7 times greater than that of a woman who does not have the mutation.

If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, get tested! If you test positive for abnormal BRCA1, BRCA2, or PALB2 gene and you
have never had breast cancer, you will be more prepared in knowing that you are at much higher-than-average risk of developing it over the course of your lifetime and can be more vigilant!

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Kacy Balchin



+£1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck! Don't die ;) xxxxx


Bethan Dye



+£1.25 Gift Aid

Well done mate! Embrace the burn ?


Meg Andersen



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Putting me to shame, woman! At least Tim isn't there to take horrendous photos of everyone this time 0_o

Good luck! :) x


Chris Parkes



+£2.50 Gift Aid

All the best, great prep for your half marathon later on in the year!


Matt Purkis



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck!


Paul Harrison



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Well Done

Total raised£70.00



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