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Last minute appeal for charity walkers

PUBLISHED: 12:07 03 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:36 03 March 2010

A LAST-minute appeal has been made for women to join a team of walkers to raise money for research into breast cancer.

The Suffolk (Woodbridge) Breakthrough Group is preparing for a 13-mile power walking challenge tomorrow .

A LAST-minute appeal has been made for women to join a team of walkers to raise money for research into breast cancer.

The Suffolk (Woodbridge) Breakthrough Group is preparing for a 13-mile power walking challenge tomorrow . It will start in Thorpeness at 9.15am and finish at the Country Club for lunch.

Last year 50 walkers raised £1,000 and the organisers are hoping that their fund raising efforts will go one step further this year with more walkers and more money raised.

All walkers have been asked to wear ''wicked pink'' and Sally Balch, group chairman, says that her group has raised £15,000 in the last two years.

She and Linda Grave, of Woodbridge, completed the Moon Walk in May in London. This was a 26-mile walk through the night which attracted 8,000 other bra-clad walkers and they raised more than £1m for breast cancer research.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This started in the United States in the late 1980s. A pink ribbon was used to promote breast screening and this symbol has now become internationally recognised and is used to highlight breast awareness worldwide. Anyone who would like to join the walk should contact Sally on 01394 610009 or 07979 573726 or Linda on 01394 383356.

Internet link: www.imperialcancer.co.uk/breastcancer

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