The Bra Walk is Back with a Bang
Have your ‘bras’ at the ready as Belfast prepares to turn pink for the return of The Bra Walk, Action Cancer’s 10k walk taking place on Friday 03 June 2016, in aid of the charity’s life-saving breast screening service.
Now in its second year, The Bra Walk is once again proudly sponsored by SuperValu and will begin at Belfast City Hall at 7pm. Action Cancer is encouraging men, women and children of all ages to take part in the fun-filled family event, helping to raise awareness of breast cancer and funds for the charity.
It is anticipated that more than 1,000 participants will take part, with a sea of pink feathers, sequins and bras as the walkers makes their way through the city. So why not get all dressed up in pink and join Action Cancer to walk 10k this June?
Online registration is now open priced at £10 per adult and £5 per child, and everyone taking part will receive The Bra Walk bag for life and complementary pink t-shirt.
All participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of £80 in sponsorship, the amount it costs Action Cancer to provide digital breast screening for one women aged 40 – 49 and over 70.
Speaking at the launch of The Bra Walk, Q Radio presenter Cate Conway said “Action Cancer is the only charity in the UK and Ireland to offer free breast screening to women who fall outside the NHS screening age range (50 – 70). Having just had my 40th birthday I am encouraging other women in the age range to be breast aware. Action Cancers screening service reminds us that is vitally import to detect cancer in its early stages when treatment can be more successful. By getting involved in this special sponsored walk you are guaranteed a fun evening, and you raise vital funds for Action Cancer”.
In 2015-16 Action Cancer broke all records, screening 10,750 women. For every 1,000 women screened, an average of six or seven breast cancers are detected – hopefully at an early and treatable stage. This is only possible because of the continued, generous support Action Cancer receives from the general public in Northern Ireland and we need your support now more than ever to continue with the work and help save lives.
Valerie Thompson from SuperValu said: “We are delighted to sponsor The Bra Walk and would encourage families and friends from across Northern Ireland to get involved in this fun event. SuperValu has been supporting Action Cancer’s Big Bus for almost ten years, helping to bring breast screening services to 235 locations throughout Northern Ireland”.
“By lending support to The Bra Walk, it is a great way to raise awareness of this live-saving service as well as an opportunity to get fit, walk in memory of a loved one or support someone going through breast cancer. Spread the word and encourage your bosom buddies, family and work colleagues to put their best foot forward and walk 10k this June!”