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Sign up for this year's Pink Ribbonwalk in Marble Hill Park
Hundreds of women are getting ready to paint the park pink this June, with Breast Cancer Care’s Pink Ribbonwalk 2013.
If you have not signed up for the charity walk in Marble Hill Park there is still time to join in raising awareness of breast cancer and money to help fight the disease.
The first Pink Ribbonwalk in the borough launched in Twickenham’s Marble Hill Park last year and raised £205,327 for Breast Cancer Care, but the total income across all five Pink Ribbonwalk events hit the £1m mark.
Pink Ribbonwalk Manager Lucy Johnson said: “The Pink Ribbonwalk is a fantastic event and we want to see as many people there as possible. Bring family, friends, and colleagues together for a wonderful day in the beautiful countryside.
“By taking on the challenge of a 10 or 20 mile Pink Ribbonwalk, you can help raise money for people affected by breast cancer and ensure that breast cancer care can continue to provide free support services so that that no one faces a breast cancer diagnosis alone.”
The walk will follow the scenic route through the park and along the Thames and participants could even do a bit of celebrity-spotting, after Lisa Snowdon took on the 10-mile challenge in the park in 2012.
The Pink Ribbonwalk is open to women and men of all abilities.
The minimum age to take part is 16 years old, but anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Each participant must raise a minimum of £175 in sponsorship, but will receive plenty of benefits in return, as well as the satisfaction of helping a great cause.
There will be goody bags for everyone and a free barbecue with medal presentation at the end.
Participants will walk along the Thames Path, where they will pass Ham House, Teddington Lock, Bushy Park and Petersham Meadows and see views of Hampton Court Palace.
The Pink Ribbon Walk will be held in Marble Hill Park on Saturday, June 15.
To sign up, visit pinkribbonwalk.org.uk.