Prevent Breast Cancer’s Executive Director Nikki Barraclough on what to expect in 2019
2018 was an incredible year for Prevent Breast Cancer, and 2019 is set to be no different. We have so much going on – these are just a few highlights!
On March 30, we are hosting ‘A Night in Havana’ – a dinner dance with a difference, held at the Imperial War Museum in Salford Quays. We’re just finalising the details, but expect a night filled with Cuban-inspired food, great music and salsa – make sure to grab your tickets before they sell out!
In June, breast surgeon James Harvey will be flying to America with his friend Tom, to compete in the Race Across America, the world’s toughest cycling race. In the space of just eight days they will be cycling over 3,000 miles and climbing an unbelievable 170,000 feet. Their goal is to raise £125,000 for our gene research project, SNPs-3, so any donations to help them to achieve their target would be appreciated.
On August 4, we will be relocating to London for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 and 100 cycle challenges where we are the Charity of the Year for the 46!. We want to see hundreds of supporters taking part, including those who haven’t hopped on a bike for years! Our aim is create a team of riders who train together and support each other to take part in either event, so please join our #PedaltoPrevent team.
We are also finalising plans for a very exciting initiative, which is looking likely to take place in October. It’s being led by our Event Ambassador, Margo Cornish, and although we can’t give too much away, let’s just say she’s aiming to start a movement!
To end 2019, I will be trekking to Everest Base Camp in November. So far, 21 of us have signed up, including our lovely charity patron, Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor, who you may have seen talking about the trek on Lorraine. I’m hopeful that we will get 30 trekkers signed up for the challenge, so if you’re interested, get in touch. It will truly be the trip of a lifetime – although I never thought the most expensive shoes I’d own would be hiking boots!