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Swim 10 Miles throughout July and support Breast Cancer Now

Swimmers of all ages and abilities are being encouraged to sign up for Breast Cancer Now’s ‘Swim 10 Miles’ charity swim.

The charity is raising money to help fund their world-class research and life-changing support for people affected by breast cancer.

The aim is to swim 10 miles throughout the month of July, which is around 20 lengths of a 25m pool per day.

Those taking part can swim at their own pace, in their own time and at a pool or open water venue of their choice.

On receiving your first donation, you can request your Breast Cancer Now T-shirt and swimming cap and if you hit £150 in fundraising, you will receive a medal to commemorate your support.

There is no minimum amount of funds you need to raise to get involved and the swim has a dedicated Facebook community page to support you with every stroke that you take.

‘Making sure we’re here for everyone’

Breast Cancer Now is the research and support charity. They work to support the 600,000 people living with or beyond breast cancer in the UK, and their loved ones. And they make life-saving research happen in labs across the UK and Ireland.

Kate Rham, Head of Events at Breast Cancer Now, believes that the swim gives an opportunity for swimmers to improve their own health whilst supporting others.

She said: “Every 10 minutes, someone in the UK hears the words ‘you have breast cancer.’

“The money raised from Swim 10 Miles means that we can be here for everyone affected by breast cancer, every step of the way.

“The challenge is a chance to get fitter, improve your mental health and have fun. And best of all, to help give support for today and hope for the future for people affected by breast cancer.

“Sign up to Swim 10 Miles and make a difference this summer. We can’t wait to welcome you to the team!”

Breast Cancer Now recommends that participants set up a Facebook fundraiser to ensure that all of the funds go to charity. However, those who aren’t on Facebook can still get involved by setting up a JustGiving page where the charity will keep you updated on all the latest news.

You can find out more about the event here. If you have any questions about the swim please email virtualchallenges@breastcancernow.org or call 0345 077 1892.