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PRESS RELEASE - Entries open for The MoonWalk Scotland 2018

Entries are now open for The Moonwalk Scotland 2018! Breast cancer charity Walk the Walk is encouraging women, men and young people to ‘get famous’ and channel their inner celebrity by signing up for the walking challenge.

Entries are now open for The Moonwalk Scotland 2018! Breast cancer charity Walk the Walk is encouraging women, men and young people to ‘get famous’ and channel their inner celebrity by signing up for the walking challenge.

Back with added sparkle for the 13th year, Scotland’s much loved night-time extravaganza is taking place on Saturday 9th June at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.

Oozing with glamour, the ‘Hollywood comes to Holyrood’ themed event will see walkers striding past some of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks, including Edinburgh Castle, Lloyds on the Mound, Arthur’s Seat, Calton Hill and St Giles Cathedral.

Walk the Walk, known for its trademark brightly decorated bras, is hoping people will let their imaginations go into A-list overdrive as they decorate their Hollywood inspired creations to wear at the event.  The streets of LA will be transported to Holyrood Park, as walkers create their own VIP look – keep your eyes peeled for some Marilyn Monroes and Johnny Depps! 

Walkers can take on one of four challenges: 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).

More than eighty-thousand people have taken part in The MoonWalk Scotland over the years, helping to raise more than £20 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:

"It is just wonderful that The MoonWalk Scotland continues with its iconic success and is back in Edinburgh for an amazing 13th year. Thanks to our Walkers, Volunteers and Supporters raising money and raising awareness, it means that Walk the Walk are able to grant funds where they are most needed towards making such a difference to the care of those living with cancer in Scotland.

This year appear on the red carpet Walk of Fame marathon, and join a cast of thousands, in what promises to be a most spectacular night. You will be starring against the beautiful and glamorous backdrop of Holyrood wearing Hollywood inspired bras.

Gather your friends, family and even your neighbours to join the fun - we can’t do it without you!"

Get glamorous and join the thousands of other A-listers pounding the sidewalks in Edinburgh as you Raise money, Raise awareness, Get fit and Have FUN! Sign up at walkthewalk.org

ENDS

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*Source: Breast Cancer Now, November 2017

The MoonWalk Scotland 2018

  • Saturday 9th June 2018, 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 ‘Hollywood comes to Holyrood’.
  • The New Moon costs £32.50 for adults and £15 for Young Walkers aged 10-12
  • The cost of entering the Half Moon and Full Moon is £49.50 – minimum age 13
  • The cost of entering Over The Moon is £77.50 – minimum age 18. Walkers taking part in Over The Moon are asked to raise a minimum of £350 in sponsorship.
  • Walkers 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

  • Nina Barough CBE, Founder and Chief Executive, set up and now runs Walk the Walk Worldwide.  
  • Walk the Walk specialises in fitness and Power Walking challenges. 
  • HRH The Prince of Wales is the official Patron of Walk the Walk. 
  • 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 London, Scotland and Iceland.