Walking on the moon?

This Saturday night sees the wonderful occasion that is the Edinburgh Moonwalk.  This is the 6th time this event has been held in Edinburgh where over 10,000 men and women come together to walk a marathon (26.2 miles) or a half-marathon (13.1 miles) challenge through the night to raise money for Breast Cancer projects across the UK.

“It really has become a much-loved night in the city’s busy calendar and it just keeps on getting better” Nina Barough Walk the Walk

Survival rates for breast cancer have been improving for 30 years.  The most recent breast cancer survival rates in England are for women diagnosed in England in 2001 to 2006. For this group of women five-year relative survival is 82%.  The estimated relative twenty year survival rate for women with breast cancer has increased from 44% in the early 1990s to 64% for the most recent period.

One year breast cancer survival rates have increased from 82% for women diagnosed in 1971-1975 to 96% for women in 2004-2006 (England)

Similar increases have occurred in Scotland.  Breast cancer survival rates for Scottish women diagnosed in 2000-2004 are 94% at one-year, 78% at five years, and 65% at ten years.

Please sponsor this terrific cause and help the good work continue.  Full details can be found at http://www.walkthewalk.org.


Posted on June 10, 2011, in Edinburgh, Moonwalk. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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