The Bra Walk Turns Belfast Pink! Belfast turned pink on Friday 15th June for the return of The Bra Walk, Action Cancer’s 10k walk in aid of the charity’s life saving breast screening service. Not even the questionable weather forecast could put a dampner on the crowds who gathered at Belfast City Hall for the annual event which is sponsored by SuperValu. 1,000 men, women and children of all ages took part in the fun-filled family event, helping to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for the charity.

Belfast turned pink on Friday 15th June for the return of The Bra Walk, Action Cancer’s 10k walk in aid of the charity’s life saving breast screening service.

Not even the questionable weather forecast could put a dampner on the crowds who gathered at Belfast City Hall for the annual event

1,000 men, women and children of all ages took part in the fun-filled family event, helping to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for the charity.

All participants were encouraged to raise a minimum of £80 in sponsorship, the amount it costs Action Cancer to provide digital breast screening for one women aged 40 – 49 and over 70. The charity is hoping to raise over £60,000 from this year’s event.

Every year Action Cancer aims to breast screen 10,000 women at Action Cancer House and on board the Big Bus

For every 1,000 women screened, an average of five or six breast cancers are detected – hopefully at an early and treatable stage. This is only possible because of the continued, generous support Action Cancer receives from the general public in Northern Ireland.

Action Cancer’s Public Fundraising Manager Leigh Osborne said: “We are delighted with the support we have received tonight, all of these people are walking for a specific reason such as to save a life or to support a friend touched by cancer.  I would like to thank everyone involved in this event for making it such a success whether they are taking part, volunteering or have sponsored a participant.

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