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Group climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for breast cancer

A small group recently climbed the African continent's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, all in the name of raising funds for breast cancer.

Isle of Man News reports that the group made their way up the mountain to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, one of Britain's largest breast cancer organizations. They have raised more than £41,000 so far.

"This money raised will have a real impact on our work to change the lives of those affected by breast cancer, through research, campaigning and education," fundraising manager Nicola Saunders told the news source.

The group was accompanied by several guides who work with the African Walking Company, which helped them make it through their week-long journey up the mountain. They had spent almost a year planning and fundraising for their mission.

According to Breakthrough Breast Cancer, one in nine women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the country.
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