Cancerkin Hyde Park Walk

 Cancerkin Hyde Park Walk 2009
Sunday 14th June 2009

At 10.30am on Sunday 14th June, patients, friends, family, colleagues and possibly their dogs will be coming together to raise funds for Cancerkin (a breast cancer charity based at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead), in the beautiful surroundings of London’s Hyde Park. Over 100 people have signed up to walk the course, which will be twice around the Serpentine (10kms/6miles).

Graeme Le Saux (ex Chelsea and England footballer) will be cutting the ribbon to start the event and will also be walking on the day.

Alice Hackney and Georgia Horsley, Miss England 2007/2008, (pictured) have thoroughly enjoyed organising the event and welcome all to what will be a fun day for all the family.  There are still places left on the walk for anyone up for the challenge, so if you are interested in coming along on the day please call 020 7830 2323 or email info@cancerkin.org.uk and we will send you through a registration form.  Alternatively you can donate by sending a cheque to Cancerkin or through out Just Giving Site http://www.justgiving.com/cancerkin. You can also sponsor any of our walkers including Santilal Parbhoo, Medical Director of Cancerkin or Victoria Todd, Chief Executive of Cancerkin.

Victoria Todd said:

‘We are really looking forward to this year’s walk; it is a lovely way to spend a sunny Sunday morning whilst raising money for Cancerkin’.  We raised over £60,000 two years ago and we are hoping to raise even more this year.’

Santilal Parbhoo said:

‘This will be my sixth 10-kilometre walk around the Serpentine in aid of Cancerkin. Two years ago we had a thoroughly enjoyable walk. It was good to see so many of my patients, some of them with young families, join us on the walk. This year’s target is £70,000!  We need your help please!’

Cancerkin would like to thank Floris, Ocean Spray and Sainsbury’s for their support.  Floris have provided generous help with fundraising and the prizes for the three highest sponsorship amounts.  Ocean Spray and Sainsbury’s have kindly provided refreshments on the day.

Cancerkin helps breast cancer patients and those close to them.  Treat the patient not just the cancer is the philosophy.  They offer emotional support, information, education, complementary therapies, yoga classes and a lymphoedema clinic.  Cancerkin now serves patients referred from 38 hospitals, hospices and clinics across Greater London.