Larne Resident Janine McClelland is calling on men and women to sign up for this year’s Action Cancer’s MoonLight Walk, which takes place on Friday, June 15.
Janine has been fundraising for cancer charities for a number of years and has a unique reason for stepping out for Action Cancer in 2012.
“I’m a massive fan of New Kids on the Block and one of their members, Danny Wood, lost his mother Betty to breast cancer a few years ago,” Janine said.
“The band now fundraise for breast cancer awareness and encourage fans to do the same in their local area. It’s my first time doing the walk so I’m looking forward to the challenge and the knowledge that my participation will make a difference for a local woman is very satisfying. I would encourage men and women from Larne to give it a go.”
Now successfully in its fourth year, the MoonLight Walk will start at 9pm from Cooke Rugby Club, Shaw’s Bridge to Belfast city centre and back again. Last year over 1000 participants took part and all participants are encouraged to dress in pink – the crazier the outfits the better – to help raise awareness of the charity’s services. Everyone taking part receives a pink t-shirt and bag for life and there are prizes for best dressed individuals and teams. All money raised supports Action Cancer’s breast screening service, the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland.
Registration for the Moonlight Walk is £20 and Action Cancer is encouraging participants to raise a minimum amount of £80 - the average cost of a mammogram to the charity.
For further information or to register, sign up online at www.actioncancer.org, contact Action Cancer on 028 9080 3344, or email firstname.lastname@example.org