The seventh Pink Ladies Sunset Walk is fast approaching, and the charity is calling on more walkers to sign up to help raise as much money as possible.
Around 1,500 women and girls are expected to get involved in the event this Saturday, raising awareness of the importance of breast cancer screenings and regular checks.
"This year we want to focus on ways to support women living with and after breast cancer diagnosis," said organiser Doreen Le Poidevin. "[We] are working with professionals and other charity partners on projects to improve support and help available as well as being able to continue helping breast cancer patients where needed."
Participants have a choice between a 10.5 mile route from Grand Rocques at 18:00, or a 3.5 mile alternative which joins the rest of the walkers at Bordeaux from 20:00. Both routes come to an end in Market Square with food, drink and an ‘Abba Sensation’ act.
“The Pink Ladies have achieved a great deal since we first set up the group back in 2001,” Ms Le Poidevin added. “As well as helping breast cancer patients we have also refurbished the breast unit, helped towards the cost of new mammogram equipment as well as funding towards Can Move, a Gamma probe, faxitron machine for the breast unit and a biopsy system for the unit.”
Pictured: Walkers will join together for a party in Market Square.
Registration costs £10 per person and, although the website states all forms should already be in, there is still time to take part.
All walkers are asked to take their own refillable water bottles which can be filled up at stops along the route, where toilets will also be available.
"The first Sunset Walk took place in 2007 and [the event] has been held every other year since then," Ms Le Poidevin explained. “It has got bigger and better every time, with the majority of ladies/girls dressing up in pink and enjoying the party at the end of the walk, where family and friends are also welcome to join us.”
All proceeds from the 2019 event will go to the Pink Ladies Breast Cancer Support Group, which supports local breast cancer patients and funds essential equipment in the island.
Women and girls of all ages are invited to get involved, although any walkers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Pictured top: A previous Pink Ladies Sunset Walk.
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