Coventry to New York Marathon in Aid of Breast Cancer Care!
7th August 2009
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From Coventry to New York in 26.2 miles!

Coventry Kid Jack Pokoj Raising Awareness for Breast Cancer Care.


You can Support Jack in his Conquest to run the New York Marathon and help raise money and awareness for people affected by breast cancer at:

Jack Pokoj plans to swap the pavements of Coventry for the streets of New York to raise cash for a cancer charity. Jack flies to the Big Apple to take part in November's New York Marathon - and the 48-year-old hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for Breast Cancer Care. Jack, lives in Radford, runs a management consultancy and trains at the Ricoh Arena Health and Fitness club, decided to raise cash for the charity after one of his best friends was diagnosed with the disease just before Christmas. A keen runner, he took on the challenge of the city's Godiva Half Marathon and the Great North Run before setting his sights on a marathon. Jack has now completed both the London Marathon and the Paris Marathon in under four hours, and now want to conquer the event on the other side of the Atlantic. "New York's one of the biggest marathons in the world and I wanted to do it for charity".

You can sponsor Jack by visiting his online fundraising page:

You can pay by credit or debit card, and the money will go directly to Breast Cancer Care. Where supporters are UK taxpayers, the charity will automatically receive 28% extra in Gift Aid, which makes Justgiving the most efficient way of sponsoring


Breast Cancer Care Charity


Claire Pulford, Sporting Events Manager, Breast Cancer Care: “We are delighted that Jack has joined our team to help support Breast Cancer Care.  Every contribution makes a difference and funds raised will go towards ensuring that Breast Cancer Care can continue to offer vital support to women and men with breast cancer, as well as their partners, families and friends”.

Breast Cancer Care has been working for over 30 years to make a difference in the lives of people affected by breast cancer.  We provide accurate, easy to understand information as well as practical and emotional support.  We are the only breast cancer support charity working across the UK to provide these services.  Every year we respond to over 2 million requests for support and information about breast cancer or breast health concerns.  All our services are free.

We are committed to campaigning for better treatment and support for people with breast cancer and their families.

Anyone with breast cancer or breast health concerns can get free, confidential support and information from the Breast Cancer Care helpline on:

Tel: 0800 800 6000 or visit:

Registered charity number 1017658.

Jack will be writing regular posts about how his fund raising and training for the New York Marathon is coming along - Stay Tuned!!

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About the Author

Jack P

Member since: 8th August 2009

Please help people affected by breast cancer by sponsoring me to run the New York marathon on All money donated goes straight to the Breast Cancer Care charity!

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