Walkers get in the pink for a Gwent Breast Cancer walk
11:31am Monday 20th May 2013 in News
Buy this photo » COLOURFUL: Lauren Welch, Christine Smith, Tracey Welch, Karen Evans at the back and Mike Nash and Maureen Powell, front who took part in the canal walk
WELSH walkers got in the pink for a Breast Cancer Research event this weekend.
The event, in its eleventh year, saw walkers wearing pink feather boas and various pink-themed outfits.
They gathered at three starting points to take part in the In The Pink Canal Walk.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with 48,000 women getting it in Britain each year.
Eight out of 10 are over 50, but younger women, and in rare cases, men, can also get the disease.
Entrants walked either eight or 14 miles along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal from Brecon, Talybont or The Bridgend pub at Govilon, to the finish line at Llangynidr Community Hall on Sunday.
The 14-mile walk at Brecon, and the eight-mile walks from Talybont and The Bridgend at Govilon started at 11am.
Organiser Liz Sullivan said: “All the money raised - and I really do mean every last penny – goes to cancer research at Velindre Hospital, Cardiff, where the huge strides they’re making benefit every sufferer.”
The walks finished between 3.30pm to 5pm at Llangynidr Community Hall, where there was music, a bar and refreshments to purchase at the End of Walk Gathering Celebration.
For more information about future events, visit www.pinkwalks.co.uk
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