Press Release

BWRS Press Release 2014 

Friday 30th May 2014 will see almost 100 bikers, predominantly females, but sprinkled with a few good men who fully embrace the event, leave Rugby Park, Kilmarnock. The sight of 100 ladies dressed in pink and the men wearing a decorated bra is a vision to behold. The spectacle of Breast Way Round Scotland is something quite amazing. So is the total raised, over £250,000 in just 6 short years, all donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

BWRS is not just about the main run. It began as way to support a friend who was battling cancer and evolved into something quite inspirational. We host many events throughout the year, which include a one day music festival in Ayr, collections in various places in Scotland and a well-deserved fundraising party, which includes a camping weekend this year.

Their route takes them through Largs, Gourock, where they board the ferry to Dunoon. Lunch stop is in Inverary, and then they travel onto Oban, where they stay overnight. Day two see them head to Fort William, Aviemore, where we have a Tree of Remembrance at Aviemore (MacDonald Hotel garden). The group then heads back to Fort William. Day three, and the final day has the riders travelling through Glencoe and on to Tyndrum. They arrive at their final destination Loch Lomond Shores at 12.30pm on Sunday 1st June 2014.

We will all be releasing memory balloons over Loch Lomond; memory tags will be available on the day for a donation of £1.

We could not do this run without the huge support of family, friends, our amazing sponsors, and the overwhelming generosity of the general public for their donations.

BWRS chairperson Chrissie Evans said "I am overwhelmed by what we have achieved; specifically reaching the amazing milestone of raising over £250,000, we have all been touched by the effects of Cancer in some form or another. Every year, many of those who take part ride in memory of loved ones who have lost a battle to Cancer. We also have ladies that have been affected themselves and undertake the run whilst receiving treatment. This makes the whole atmosphere of the event very humbling and extremely emotional.  Doing this with the added support of people with a common interest, whilst looking on at some of Scotland's stunning scenery, and knowing that the money we raise goes directly to Macmillan is extremely rewarding. Who knows where the next year in the BWRS journey will take us, but I know I'm going to hold on tight for the ride".

Macmillan's fundraising manager for Ayrshire, Karen Mathie said: "We are very grateful for the fantastic support from the Breast Way Round over the years. No one should have to face cancer alone and with support like this, they won't have to.

The efforts of BWRS will go a long way to helping us be there for people with cancer and their families. A lot of people are not aware of how much help and support is given by Macmillan to sufferers and their families, not just medical support but also practical, financial and emotional.   Donations make up a whopping 98% of the funding Macmillan needs to continue with the vital care and support they give."

If anyone would like to donate to Breast Way Round they can follow the link to our Just Giving Page www.justgiving.com/Breast-Way-Round-Scotland2014

You can to keep up to date and see a list of all events by visiting our website www.breastwayround.com and please follow us on Facebook and twitter. For more information or to arrange an interview or photos please contact us at breastwayround@aol.com

For more information about Macmillan or to arrange an interview with a charity representative please contact Michelle Gallacher on 0131 260 3730 or send an email to: mgallacher@macmillan.org.uk.