Breast cancer survivors join together at annual walk round Hyde Park

Top TV personality Arlene Phillips is supporting local breast cancer charity Cancerkin[1] in its annual 10k walk around Hyde Park on Sunday 19th June. Hundreds of runners will be walking, jogging and running around the park in aid of the UK’s first dedicated holistic breast cancer charity to be based on a hospital site. Breast cancer survivors, along with their friends and families, will all join together at the walk next weekend.

Cancerkin, based at London’s Royal Free, helps improve the quality of life for people affected by breast cancer and tackles and alleviates many of the side effects resulting from diagnosis and treatment, all free of charge. It provides complementary therapies, one-to-one and group support, treatment for lymphoedema and information about breast cancer.

Arlene Phillipps, judge of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, is supporting the event by calling on Londoners to put on their walking shoes and join the walk. She said: “Cancerkin is just such a fantastic cause – the support they provide is invaluable to so many people affected by breast cancer. We really want to get as many people to support the walk as possible.”

Cancerkin’s chief executive, Victoria Todd, commented: “We invite all Londoners and those from further afield to join us on our big day out in the park. We hope to make 2011 the biggest and most successful walk yet and hope you will come along and support us. It’s going to be a great day for people of all ages and fitness. And it is special too, for as always all walkers are invited to walk in honour or in memory of a loved one if they choose.”

All walkers will receive a free Cancerkin T-shirt to wear around the park. The walk is sponsored by Ocean Spray, Sainsburys, GAM and Floris. To register or to find out more, please call 0207 830 2323 or visit www.cancerkin.org.uk