‘Mum’s’ the word for Action Cancer’s Mother’s Day Event in March

Leigh Chamberlain and her son Jamie help Action Cancer launch their Mother�

Leigh Chamberlain and her son Jamie help Action Cancer launch their Mother�"s Day Walk which takes place on Sunday 10th March at Hillsborough Forest Park followed by Tea and Treats at The Hillside. To sign up please call Emma on 028 9080 3349 or e-mail emcardle@actioncancer.org

ACTION Cancer, Northern Ireland’s leading local cancer charity is delighted to announce the launch of their 2013 Mother’s Day Sponsored Walk Event which will take place on Sunday 10th March within the beautiful grounds of Hillsborough Forest Park, Co Down.

Now in its sixth year, the walk is being co-hosted with The Hillside, Hillsborough, where all participants will be given a well-deserved goody bag and treated to mid-morning tea and scones after the walk in the lounge bar.

Event organiser Emma McArdle said: “This is a lovely opportunity to get involved and do something different with your family on Mother’s Day. For those who may have lost someone close to them – the walk and morning tea is a comforting way to do something in memory of that loved one. It is fantastic to have the support of The Hillside, Hillsborough. For every £80 raised from the event, we are able to provide a free breast screening for women aged between 40-49 years and 70 years plus – we want as many people as possible to take part and show their support again this year.”

The 1.5 mile route is suitable for all, including buggies and takes in a beautiful tree fringed lake, which traditionally attracts a lot of wildfowl including ducks and swans. The walk will start at 10am on Sunday 10th March – registration is from 9.45am.

There will be free car parking facilities at the forest park and directions will be in place for all walkers with an Action Cancer guide leading the way.

In order to take part, all you have to do is contact Action Cancer for a registration form and pay a fee of £10 per adult or £5 per child and then just raise as much sponsorship as you can!

Action Cancer is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and the money raised from the walk will help us to continue to save lives and support people affected by cancer in Northern Ireland. It is now predicted that one in three people will be given a diagnosis of cancer at some stage in their lives. Action Cancer provides breast screening services for women aged between 40-49 and 70+. Each month over 1,000 women are screened free of charge and out of this nearly seven breast cancers are detected. The charity is seeking help to continue to offer this service to the women of Northern Ireland. A digital mammogram costs Action Cancer £80 per person.

Action Cancer does not currently receive any government funding and needs to raise at least £3.2 million a year to continue its services. Therefore, your support with this event will be very much appreciated!

For further information on the event and an information pack, including registration form, map and sponsor forms, please contact Emma on 028 9080 3349.


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