13 law firms cycle 1000km for Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care is challenging 13 law firms to race from London to Paris and back– all from the comfort of their own office! The cycling challenge will take place in early October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

To raise money to support the 55000 people diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK teams have just two days (9th and 10th October) to cover the staggering 1000 km distance from London to Paris and back again on office-based exercise bikes.

Racing to cover 1000km cyclists will be battling it out for the following coveted titles:

 

  • Tour de Law Champion (firms get points for both speed and their fundraising total. The highest points wins the title)

  • Tour de Law Fastest Firm

  • Tour de Law Pink Jersey (fastest cyclist)

  • Tour de Law King & Queen of the Mountain (fastest cyclist on a high resistance)
 

Charlotte Young Corporate Partnerships Manager at Breast Cancer Care said: “Tour de Law was so successful last year we’ve decided to make it an annual fundraising event. Every penny raised will help Breast Cancer Care provide specialist support and tailored information for anyone affected by breast cancer. We’re really excited to see who will win the prestigious title of ‘Tour de Law Champion’ for 2013!”

The law firms participating include Allen & Overy Ashurst

Baker & McKenzie Bates Wells Braithwaite Charles Russell Eversheds Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Ince & Co Latham & Watkins Linklaters Norton Rose Fulbright

Sidley Austin and Weil Gotshal & Manges.

Breast cancer is now the most common cancer among women in the UK. All the money raised through Tour de Law will enable Breast Cancer Care to provide free expert information and professional support when it’s needed most.

You can keep up-to-date on how the firms are doing by tracking the leadership board and fundraising updates here: www.breastcancercare.org.uk/tourdelaw

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For further information images or interviews please contact:
Charlotte Corsan / 020 7960 3567/ charlotte.corsan@breastcancercare.org.uk

Notes to Editors

About Breast Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Care is the only specialist breast cancer support charity working throughout the UK. We were founded in 1973 by Betty Westgate who was herself diagnosed with breast cancer. In the ensuing forty years we have supported millions of women and their families through our face-to-face phone and online services. We also provide training support and networking opportunities to specialist breast cancer nurses and Breast Cancer Care publications are used by the majority of breast cancer units throughout the UK. We campaign for better support and care and promote the importance of early detection involving people with breast cancer in all that we do. Visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk or call our free helpline on 0808 800 600.

About Tour de Law
Breast Cancer Care’s Tour de Law is a virtual office-based cycle race from London to Paris and back. Law firms compete against each other to win the prestigious title of ‘Fastest Firm’ while raising money to support people affected by breast cancer. Each law firm will host two exercise bikes provided by Breast Cancer Care as they cycle from London to Paris over two days. Staff pay £5 to sign up for 15-minute cycle slots and cycle as far and fast as they can during their slot.

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