Join the Moonwalk

THE fifth annual Moonwalk - a night-time walk raising money for Breast Cancer - takes place in Edinburgh on June 19. Applications are currently open - and the charity behind the event is celebrating the impressive fundraising total already raised.

Grant making charity Walk the Walk, the organisers of The MoonWalk Edinburgh, say they are delighted that the event has raised almost 9.5 million since it was launched in Scotland just four years ago.

A spokesman said: "The hard work of over 34,000 walkers is now paying off and during 2010 supporters will be able to see for the first time how the funds have been invested."

Walk the Walk says it is the principal funder of a new 2.1million Maggie's Centre at Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow.

Nina Barough, founder and chief executive of Walk the Walk, said: "This was such an exciting moment for Walk the Walk and all our walkers.

"The much needed centre has been almost two years in the planning so it is wonderful to think we are finally on the brink of seeing it materialise. So please join the team on June 19 and help us to continue making a difference"

Walk the Walk is also supporting other key projects in Scotland, including the Breast Cancer Institute at The Western Infirmary and Walk the Walk's own Scalp Cooling project, which prevents chemotherapy pateints from losing their hair.

To take part in the fifth MoonWalk Edinburgh visit www.walkthewalk.org - there are two choices, The Full Moon (26.2 miles) or The Half Moon (13.1 miles). All you have to do is decide which one and visit www.walkthewalk.org to book your place on line or find out where to pick up an entry form.

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