Pink Walk puts Residents Step Ahead of Breast CancerPublished Friday, 28 October 2016
Nearly 50 Ribble Valley residents were in the pink after taking part in a walk to raise awareness of breast cancer.
Ribble Valley Borough Council’s Stepping Out team led a one-mile walk around Clitheroe on Tuesday (25 October) as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Residents of all ages and abilities, and four mums with prams, donned pink and took part in the event.
Ribble Valley Borough Council’s Stepping Out walking officer, Barrie Williams, said: “The Pink Walk is held across the country every year to raise awareness of breast cancer.
“Although one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, survival rates have been improving for 40 years and almost two out of three women with the disease now survive beyond 20 years.
“The walk went well, with over 40 participants, and the weather was kind to us, with a beautiful sunny morning.”
Stepping Out offers a bustling programme of weekly walks of varying lengths and difficulty facilitated by an enthusiastic team of over 30 specially-trained volunteer walk leaders.
It encourages people who might not otherwise be active to enjoy the benefits of walking in a friendly, welcoming and non-competitive environment, and attracts over 130 weekly participants, 80 per cent of who have been attending Stepping Out for over two years.
Stepping Out’s winter programme has just been published and is available from Barrie Williams on 01200 414484.