Looking for a challenge to help you get fit in 2012?
Join thousands of women and men at The MoonWalk Edinburgh on June 9 - you can choose to Power Walk either the Full Moon (26.2 miles) or the Half Moon (13.1 miles) and anybody can do it no matter their fitness level!
As always everybody will be wearing brightly decorated bras and this year’s theme is ‘Midnight at the Oasis’. The organisers, grant making breast cancer charity Walk the Walk, are looking forward to seeing some exotic and exciting creations!
Since the first MoonWalk Edinburgh in 2006, this iconic night has brought together ordinary women and men, not just from Scotland but from all over the World, to achieve an extraordinary personal challenge, whilst raising money to improve the lives of cancer patients in Scotland.
With the support of over 60,000 walkers over the last six years, this one evening has raised in excess of £14 million and over £2 million in 2011 alone.
One in eight women in the UK are expected to experience some form of breast cancer, and statistics show that this type of cancer has accelerated faster in Scotland than anywhere else in the UK. Reports also show that 42% of all breast cancers could potentially be prevented by reducing alcohol intake, making changes to diet, becoming more active and, most importantly, maintaining a healthy weight. Joining a Walk the Walk challenge for many is often that first, all-important step towards making vital life changes.
Organiser and founder of Walk the Walk, Nina Barough, said: “The MoonWalk Edinburgh is a very special night, not only for all the wonderful Scottish energy that unites us in this common bond, but I love and cherish the fact that we are making such a difference to the lives of so many people in Scotland with cancer, not just in the main cities but from coast to coast including people living in the Highlands and Islands. It really is a night when everybody can help to make a difference, not only towards their own health but the lives of many.
“It is probably the most dynamic and awe-inspiring night that you could experience.”
Sign up now by visiting www.walkthewalk.org or for more information call 01483 741430.