Posted by: braddenvillage | March 27, 2011

The London MoonWalk 2011 – 14th May

“Walk the Walk  uniting against breast cancer”

The London MoonWalk 2011 – 14th May

Walk the Walk came into being 14 years ago when just 13 women Power Walked the New York City Marathon in their bras to raise money  and awareness for breast cancer. What started out as a one-off fundraising event, has blossomed into a thriving multi-million pound charity, raising to date in excess of £65 million for vital breast cancer causes.

The charity was founded by Nina Barough who at that time ran her own production company. Nina woke one morning with what seemed like a ‘fun’ idea to Power Walk the New York City Marathon in decorated bras to raise money for a good cause. What makes the beginning of this story so magical is that Nina at that time had no experience of fundraising or taking part in a marathon nor did she know anyone who had been affected by breast cancer.

In November 1996 the dream became a reality, and after much training and fundraising,13 courageous women took to the streets of New York in their bras. In truth they were all signed up for a fun weekend in New York however it resulted in the team raising over £25,000 which was then donated to Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research to contribute to them building the first dedicated centre for research into breast cancer.

For more information about “Walk the Walk uniting against breast cancer” – click here to go to their website

Find below an e-mail we received from Neil and Pat Hipkiss in relation to the London Moonwalk 2011.

“Dear All,

Pat and I are taking part in The London MoonWalk 2011 on 14th May and will be power walking the full marathon distance of 26.2 miles overnight through the streets of London in a decorated bra (…….I know, but those are the rules) raising money for Breast Cancer causes.

Breast cancer seems to have touched so many of our friends and colleagues, and we are joining four of Pat’s friends on this worthwhile adventure.

If you would like to sponsor either or both of us (or just have a look at my blog out of interest or curiosity) the link to our fund raising pages are listed below :-

http://www.walkthewalkfundraising.org/Neil_Hipkiss

http://www.walkthewalkfundraising.org/Patricia_Hipkiss

Please help others by donating whatever you can, or if you don’t want to donate anything, that is fine, but have a look at the blog anyway, it might keep you amused.

 

Also, I can confirm that I will be completing the walk in a decorated bra and sarong, and ‘photos will be available after the event for the amusement of anyone who wishes to sponsor me or Pat.

Thanks for your support

Neil Hipkiss”


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