Breast Cancer Now's annual flagship fundraising Pink Ribbon Walks are back this year, and are aiming to raise funds for breast cancer research and support.
After being on hold for two years, Breast Cancer Now’s iconic Pink Ribbon Walk is returning to beauty hotspots of the UK and calling on outdoor lovers to step forward for people affected by breast cancer.
Taking place in three of England’s countryside locations between May - July, the Pink Ribbon Walk series is said to be one of the charity's biggest and best-loved fundraising events - having raised more than £14 million for world class breast cancer research and support since its first walkers crossed the finish line in 2005.
The locations and dates for this year's Pink Ribbon Walks are as follows:
- 14 May - Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds
- 4 June - Chatsworth House and the Peak District
- 2 July - Chiswick House and the Thames
The covid-19 pandemic forced this event to be cancelled over the past two years, at a time when the impacts of the pandemic meant people affected by breast cancer have come to need the charity more than ever. As such, the charity hopes that more people than ever sign up to this year’s events to help change the future of breast cancer – ensuring that by 2050, everyone diagnosed with the disease lives, and is supported to live well.
Whether a newbie walker or a seasoned hiker, everyone is welcome to join the event. Each walk has a 10 or 20-mile option and participants can take on the challenge in a group, on their own, or with their favourite four-legged companion.
Claire Pulford, Associate Director, Community and Events at Breast Cancer Now, said: "Over the past two years the covid-19 pandemic forced us to cancel our fundraising events, including our Pink Ribbon Walks, at a time when disruption caused by the pandemic also meant people affected by breast cancer needed us more than ever.
"This is why we’re so delighted to once again be inviting everyone to put their best foot forward this year and to get sponsored to join us for one of our Pink Ribbon Walks.
“Whether it’s a unique venue or breath-taking views you’re looking for, this is a chance to come together with friends and family, or to walk solo, for an enjoyable day while making a real difference to anyone affected by breast cancer. Register for a Pink Ribbon Walk now, we look forward to welcoming you at the start line!”
Walkers will be supported all the way with a clearly marked route, trained guides and regular rest stops with snacks - allowing those taking part to soak up the spectacular scenery and focus on reaching that finish line.