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Final call to take part in The marvellous MoonWalk Circus!

Roll up! Roll up! It is the final call for people across Scotland to put their best foot forward and take part in the iconic MoonWalk Scotland - entries close at midnight on Friday 31 May.

Roll up! Roll up! It is the final call for people across Scotland to put their best foot forward and take part in the iconic MoonWalk Scotland - entries close at midnight on Friday 31 May.

Walkers will be wearing bras based on this year’s circus theme – Ring Master, clown, acrobat and Big Top inspired creations will add colour to the streets of Edinburgh.

Organised by grant-making breast cancer charity, Walk the Walk, The MoonWalk Scotland is on Saturday 8 June. Thousands of women, men and young people walk a quarter, half, full or double Marathon through the Capital City at Midnight to raise money and awareness to help fight the disease.

Camera Obscura, St Giles Cathedral, Queen Victoria at the National Galleries, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and The Mound will glow pink in support of the Walkers taking part in The MoonWalk. Hotels including the Radisson Blu, The Balmoral, and Kimpton Charlotte Square will also be turning pink for the night.

Department store Jenners will be supporting The MoonWalk with a special window display and by offering mini makeovers for Walkers on the day of the event.

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

“The countdown to this year’s MoonWalk Scotland is on – if you’ve not signed up yet, it’s not too late! The 6.55 miles New Moon is the perfect distance for families or those looking to kick-start their fitness in time for Summer. The MoonWalk is one of the greatest experiences around so our circus theme is perfect for Walkers to have fun with getting dressed up.

And, for one night only, our Walkers will see the Capital City as never before, with many of the iconic buildings being lit up in pink. Help us raise money and awareness to support the emotional stress and physical impact for those living with cancer in Scotland – don’t wait...do something special with your weekend and sign-up today!”

More than 86,000 Walkers have taken part in The MoonWalk Scotland since the event started in 2006, and so far, almost £21.5 million has been raised to improve the lives of those living with cancer in the country. 

Setting off from Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Walkers can take on one of four challenges at The MoonWalk Scotland; The New Moon (6.55 miles, open to people aged 10 and over), Half Moon (13.1 miles), Full Moon (26.2 miles) or Over The Moon (52.4 miles).

The MoonWalk Scotland is on Saturday 8 June. Sign up now at walkthewalk.org

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Notes to Editors:

The MoonWalk Scotland 2019

  • Saturday 8th June 2019, Holyrood Park Edinburgh
  • Entries for three walking challenges are open: New Moon (6.55 miles), Half Moon (13.1 miles), and Full Moon (26.2 miles). Entries for Over The Moon (52.4 miles) are now closed.
  • This year’s theme is ‘Circus’.
  • The New Moon costs £32.50 for adults and £18 for Young Walkers aged 10-12
  • The cost of entering the Half Moon and Full Moon is £49.50 – minimum age 13
  • Walkers taking part in the New Moon, Half Moon or Full Moon are asked to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship, with Young Walkers asked to simply raise as much as they can.
  • Walk the Walk is the principal funder of the Maggie’s Centre at Gartnavel, Glasgow and Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert. A grant was also made towards the Lanarkshire 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 57 Scalp Coolers in 26 Scottish hospitals.

Walk the Walk

  • Walk the Walk specialises in fitness and Power Walking challenges.
  • HRH The Prince of Wales is the official Patron of Walk the Walk.
  • Walk the Walk has so far raised in excess of £131 million.
  • As a grant-making charity, all funds are raised for Walk the Walk and then granted to where the charity feels they will do the most good.
  • Walk the Walk funds are granted to projects that not only support research, important to all our future health, but also support a variety of projects that are supporting cancer patients now throughout the UK.
  • To date grants have been made to charities and organisations throughout the UK including Breast Cancer Now, The Breast Cancer Haven, Penny Brohn UK and hundreds of NHS Hospitals and Trusts for which we supply Scalp Cooling Systems.
  • The charity also has a community grant fund which each year grants to smaller organisations. Helen Rollason Cancer Charity, Tenovus Cancer Care, The Christie, Cancer Kin, FACT and others, all receive funds which enable them to continue their work.
  • ‘The MoonWalk’ is the flagship event of the charity currently held in Scotland, London and Iceland.