This whole going pink thing isn’t only about the Giro, as Action Cancer are encouraging people to get their walking boots on and go pink for The Moonlight Walk on Friday 20th June.
The Moonlight Walk, sponsored by retail group SuperValu, will see more than 1,000 women and men across the country taking to the streets of Belfast in a pink haze to walk 10 miles in aid of breast cancer awareness.
Now in its 6th year, the Walk is one of the biggest charity events in Northern Ireland and this year, Action Cancer is calling on Northern Ireland people to dig out their ‘80s disco gear and enter a team for the event. All money raised will support Action Cancer’s breast screening service, the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland and Europe.
Online registration for the SuperValu Moonlight Walk is now open at £20 and a team of up to 20 people can be registered. Action Cancer is encouraging participants, where possible, to raise a minimum amount of £80 in sponsorship, which is the cost of a mammogram to the charity. Everyone who registers will receive a goodie bag, a t-shirt and an eighties sweatband and glowstick.
SuperValu Marketing Manager, Donna Morrison, said: “We’re delighted to sponsor this year’s Moonlight Walk to support Action Cancer and are calling on all businesses from one man bands to large corporations to get involved and sign up for the challenge!
Whether you are a seasoned walker or simply want to have fun or get fit, it is also a great opportunity to walk in memory of a loved one, to support someone going through breast cancer, or to encourage the women in our lives to go for a screening at Action Cancer.”
Dougie King, Head of Fundraising and Communications of Action Cancer, said: “The Moonlight Walk is one of the key events on the charity calendar and it is fantastic to have the support of retail group SuperValu this year. We’re particularly encouraging groups of workmates and colleagues to take part this year and help raise vital funds for our breast screening service.
“It is proven that the earlier a cancer can be diagnosed the better and for every 1,000 screenings that we offer both at Action Cancer House and onboard our Big Bus, we detect an average of 6 breast cancers. We would encourage everyone taking part to raise the minimum figure of £80. By doing so they will personally be giving a woman in Northern Ireland the chance to receive a breast screening,” he added.