PRESS RELEASE: Breast cancer cases increase since pandemic

Enter The MoonWalk Scotland to support those living with cancer

Breast cancer cases in Scotland have increased since the pandemic and more women are being diagnosed later.

The most recent figures from Public Health Scotland** show that in 2021, 4,668 patients across the country were diagnosed with breast cancer, an increase of 5.6% on the average annual number before the pandemic. More women are also being diagnosed with late stage breast cancer in Scotland - diagnosis at stages 3 and 4 was up from 11.6% in 2018-2019, to 13.3% in 2021.

People across Scotland living with cancer need help more than ever. Sign up now for the iconic night-time fundraising event, The MoonWalk Scotland, organised by breast cancer charity Walk the Walk, to help fund vital wellbeing support, when cancer patients and their families need it most.

Recent grants made by Walk the Walk include £50,000 to the charity Cancer Support Scotland, to help reduce their waiting list for counselling, complimentary therapy and befriending appointments

**Public Health Scotland, April 2023

The MoonWalk Scotland 2023

  • Midnight, Saturday 9th September, starting from Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
  • Thousands of women and men wearing brightly decorated bras
  • Challenges: Full Moon (26.2 miles) or Half Moon (13.1 miles)
  • Sign up now at for The MoonWalk Scotland 2023 (LIVE or VIRTUAL)
  • Entries close at midday on Tuesday 29th August

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