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New Year New You! Help Make The MoonWalk Scotland a roaring success

Walk the Walk is encouraging people to make one final New Year’s resolution which will make a real difference to others. The breast cancer charity, famous for its trademark decorated bras, is urging women, men and young people to unleash their inner Tarzan by signing up for The MoonWalk Scotland 2017.

Walk the Walk is encouraging people to make one final New Year’s resolution which will make a real difference to others.

The breast cancer charity, famous for its trademark decorated bras, is urging women, men and young people to unleash their inner Tarzan by signing up for The MoonWalk Scotland 2017.

Back with a bang for the 12th year, Scotland’s much loved night-time challenge is taking place on Saturday 10th June.

With a Jungle Safari theme, the event will see walkers snaking past some of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks, including Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat, Calton Hill and St Giles Cathedral.

From leopards, to lynx, lemurs and lions, Walk the Walk is hoping people will let their imaginations run wild as they decorate their Jungle Safari inspired bras to wear at the event.

Open to people aged 10 and over, Walkers can take on one of four challenges: The New Moon (6.55 miles), Half Moon (13.1 miles), Full Moon (26.2 miles) or Over The Moon (52.4 miles).

Eighty-thousand people have taken part in The MoonWalk Scotland over the years, helping to raise more than £19.6 million. Most of the money raised from the event stays in Scotland to help improve the lives of people with cancer now. Around 4,600 women and men in Scotland are diagnosed with breast cancer each year*.

Nina Barough CBE, Founder and Chief Executive of Walk the Walk said:

“The MoonWalk Scotland is a magical night when determination, inspiration touched with the extraordinary unite to raise much needed awareness about the importance of breast care and to raise money for those with cancer in Scotland. It is one of the most emotional moments of the year for me, when I see thousands of women, men and children coming together from far and wide to get fit and have fun whilst doing good for others. This year our theme is a Jungle Safari so it promises to be one of our most wild and colourful nights of the year.  If you can walk, and you care about making a difference… join one of our challenges from 6 miles to 52 miles…you choose… no excuses just sign up now!”

Go wild and join the thousands of Jungle VIPs pounding the pavements in Edinburgh as you Raise money, Raise awareness, Get fit and Have FUN! Sign up at walkthewalk.org

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*Source: Breast Cancer Now, January 2017

The MoonWalk Scotland 2017

  • Saturday 10th June 2017, Holyrood Park Edinburgh
  • Four walking challenges are available: New Moon (6.55 miles), Half Moon (13.1 miles), Full Moon (26.2 miles), Over The Moon (52.4 miles)
  • This year’s theme is Jungle Safari
  • The New Moon costs £32.50 (adults) and £15 (Young Walkers aged 10-12)
  • Cost of entering the Half Moon and Full Moon, £48.50 – minimum age 13
  • Cost of entering Over The Moon, £75 – minimum age 18
  • Walkers are asked to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship, with Young Walkers asked to simply raise as much as they can
  • Entries are open at www.walkthewalk.org 
  • Walk the Walk is the principal funder of the Maggie’s Centre at Gartnavel, Glasgow and of the new centre being built at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert. A grant was also made towards the Lanark Centre in the grounds of Monklands Hospital in Airdrie. Maggie’s Centres offer support to people diagnosed with all types of cancer, as well as providing emotional support for their families.  
  • Walk the Walk has also funded the renovation of Ward 6, a new theatre and renovation of the Mammography Unit at the Breast Cancer Institute at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital
  • Walk the Walk is committed to providing funding to hospitals across Scotland and the UK to purchase Scalp Cooling systems, special machines which are helping many people undergoing chemotherapy to retain their hair. Walk the Walk has funded 54 Scalp Coolers in 24 Scottish hospitals. 

 

Walk the Walk

  • Nina Barough CBE, Founder and Chief Executive, set up and leads the grant-making breast cancer charity Walk the Walk
  • Walk the Walk is passionate about encouraging women and men to become fitter and healthier and take control of their own wellbeing
  • In 1996, Nina woke up with the idea of Power Walking the New York City Marathon in a bra to raise money for breast cancer
  • Nina was diagnosed with breast cancer herself shortly afterwards, which was the starting point for Walk the Walk and the first MoonWalk London in 1998
  • Walk the Walk has now raised over £113 million. Funds are granted for breast cancer research and to help improve the lives of people with cancer now
  • Walk The Walk organises the following events:- The MoonWalk London (13th May 2017), The MoonWalk Scotland (10th June 2017), The MoonWalk Iceland (17th June 2017), The Inca Trail Peru, and The Arctic Marathon – a 26.2 mile backcountry skiing challenge in the far north of Lapland 
  • Additionally, Walk the Walk takes walkers to events including the Berlin Marathon, New York Marathon, Dublin Marathon and the Nijmegen Marches
  • For more information, and to sign up for all Walk the Walk’s challenges, as a Walker or a Volunteer, go to www.walkthewalk.org