Huge success for Clapham charity walk

May 24, 2018 by  

This year’s MoonWalk in aid of breast cancer awareness, which was launched from Clapham earlier in the month, proved to be a huge success with local people.

Around 15,000 people of both sexes showed up at Clapham Common on 12th May, most of them having put on specially decorated bras to help show their support for the cause. From its starting point on the Common at midnight, the MoonWalk offered participants the chance to walk either a full or half marathon.

The charity that will benefit from this year’s event is Walk the Walk, which has managed to raise over £121 million during the past two decades for breast cancer research – helping to improve things for people diagnosed with the illness.

MoonWalk 2018 both began and ended on Clapham Common and saw people dressed in cowboy hats and bras. Various landmarks along the route, like the London Eye, were lit pink to show support and organiser Nina Barough told the Standard that:

“Walk the Walk is all about raising money, raising awareness, getting fit and having fun…Now we need to set our sights on finding a cure for breast cancer, so that everybody has a chance of survival.”

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