It is now over a week since our 7th PinkPower walk took place. It was a fantastic day and, as always, an emotional one. Although it is still early days, and money is still coming in, our total so far is £90,000 from last week’s event; bringing funds raised so far to in excess of £700,000
There is a team of six who put this event together, sitting around a kitchen table a couple of times a month throughout the year, then going off to manage our designated jobs, corresponding via email and snatched early morning meetings before work.
The event would not be possible without the support of many family and friends, who give up their time to come and volunteer both on the day, and prior to the event. Hundreds of walkers have taken part and raised the staggering amount above. All doing their bit to help find a cure for breast cancer
Over the years we have laughed, cried and pulled our hair out trying to organise the event around our working lives. On more than one occasion, I have asked myself whether I can continue to play an active role while juggling work and family life. The answer is yes, while women are still suffering from breast cancer and we are still able to put on this event, we shall continue to raise funds for breast cancer research.
We, in the team, have all lost friends to breast cancer; the most recent being a young woman of 32 who was going to take part in this year’s event, but who sadly passed away days before it took place. Gloria Hunniford lost her beautiful daughter to breast cancer and has always come along and supported the PinkPower walk.
The walk supports The Caron Keating Foundation, a charity set-up by Gloria Hunniford, and Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a charity dedicated to saving lives and changing futures, through research, campaigning and education.
If you would like to take part in this event, or become a sponsor, please contact: www.pinkpowerwalk.org
You can still donate at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CherieLathey