NHS Staff Moon Walk for Maggie’s

Walk the Walk, the grant-making breast cancer charity, has pledged a grant of £3million to bring a Maggie’s Centres to the region. The funds are part of the monies raised at Walk the Walk’s iconic MoonWalk Edinburgh, which sees thousands and thousands of women and men Power Walking a half or full marathon in brightly decorated bras.

This is the second time that the two charities have united to create vast and lasting improvements to cancer support across Scotland, following on from the hugely successful Maggie’s Gartnavel Centre in Glasgow, which opened in October 2011 and was fully funded by Walk the Walk.

Maggie’s will provide an expert programme of emotional support and practical advice, all within an inspiring, homely Centre.  The Centre will be based just a short walk from the Oncology Unit at Forth valley Royal Hospital and will serve the cancer populations of the Forth Valley, taking in Larbert, Dunblane, Falkirk, Stirling, Alloa and Grangemouth. More than 1600 people are diagnosed with cancer in Forth Valley every year.

Walk the Walk and Maggie’s are today encouraging people to sign up to this year’s MoonWalk Edinburgh, which takes place on Saturday, June 9th  This is the seventh MoonWalk Edinburgh with the theme  ‘Midnight at the Oasis’, and Inverleith Park, where the opening party is held, will be transformed into an oasis of mystery, colour and intrigue.

The Falkirk Herald are showing their support!

By calling on all their readers to join them and sign up for the challenge and are hoping to enter the largest team ever to take part in The MoonWalk– a target of over 100 participants has been set for the Falkirk Herald MoonWalk Team.