Ahead of World Cancer Day find out how you can take part in a Pink Ribbonwalk near you and catch all the highlights from last year.
With World Cancer Day taking place across the globe this Thursday, its a good time to be thinking about ways in which we can help those affected. The Pink Ribbonwalk which takes place across the UK in some of the country’s most scenic landscape and cities is a fantastic way to help Breast Cancer Care and support the thousands of women who are affected by the disease. Locations include London, Glasgow, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Derbyshire and Wiltshire.
With a friendly atmosphere, scenic routes and of course a wonderful sense of achievement at the end, The Pink Ribbonwalk is a really enjoyable way to help a good cause. As Liz Morton, a w&h reader who took part said “The walks are really emotional and there is something special about different ladies coming together for a common cause. It’s great to talk to others with similar experiences of breast cancer and to be able to share stories.”
It is estimated by Breast Cancer Care that around 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime, with around 350 men also diagnosed every year. But the good news is that more women than ever are surviving the disease, and as long as money and awareness can continue to be raised and research can still be carried out, charities like Breast Cancer Care will be able to keep on with their good work.
All funds raised will enable Breast Cancer Care to provide support and information to women affected by the disease. You can sign up for Pink Ribbonwalk by clicking here. Don’t forget to enter RIBBON1 to receive a £5 discount off your entry fee. If you can’t make it to any of the walks this year then why not help Breast Cancer Care by wearing a Unity Band, which cost just £2.
Flick through our gallery to catch all the highlights from some of last year’s Pink Ribbonwalks.