6 Jun 2012

TeamPB - the joint team of The Prostate Cancer Charity and Breast Cancer Care chosen as Virgin London Marathon's charity partner 2012- has smashed its £1 million fundraising target, thanks to their 800-strong team of runners. 

More than £1million was raised by 830 participants, who ran the iconic race in April for TeamPB, the first joint official charity of the race, to support the 750,000 people living with prostate and breast cancer in the UK.

The sponsorship money will be used to fund a range of services and projects to support people living with and affected by these diseases.

Breast Cancer Care's Chief Executive, Samia al Qadhi, said: "It is no mean feat completing a marathon, but speaking to some of our TeamPB runners and hearing how cancer has touched their lives in the post-event reception, I was touched by their commitment to support what The Prostate Cancer Charity and Breast Cancer Care is trying to achieve."

Owen Sharp, Chief Executive of The Prostate Cancer Charity, added: "Thanks to the support of all our TeamPB runners we have exceeded our fundraising target. These vitals funds will be ploughed back into the work of both charities to ensure we can support people who are and will be affected by the most common cancers in men and women in theUK. Both charities have seen huge value in the TeamPB partnership, which is why we want to continue working together on a number of legacy events and programmes."

The TeamPB partnership was backed by celebrities including actress, Amanda Mealing, Neil Fox and actor Damian Lewis



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