Walk for One Million set for October

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NATIONAL charity Target Ovarian Cancer is asking the people of Milton Keynes to register for the first ever Walk for One Million.

The 10km sponsored walk takes place in the grounds of Knebworth House in nearby Hertfordshire on October 7 will raise funds for the charity’s vital work to improve ovarian cancer survival rates.

Target Ovarian Cancer Ambassador, Sarah Greene, said: “The Walk for One Million is a wonderful opportunity for people to come together, to make a difference to women with ovarian cancer.

“Not only will it raise funds for Target Ovarian Cancer’s important work, but it will also help spread awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms.

“Please visit www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/walkforonemillion for more information or to register – I can’t wait to see you at Knebworth.”

The walk is open to men and women, individuals and teams – a great option for businesses eager to show their support.

A registration fee of £25 includes entrance to the walk and a celebratory afternoon tea afterwards. A team is a minimum of five people, with every fifth person getting free registration.

Participants must be 16 or over and there is a minimum sponsorship target of £150, but walkers can raise as much money as possible.

The Walk for One Million is part of the charity’s Target One Million Women campaign, which aims to have one million more women aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer by 2014.

Late diagnosis, often due to low symptom awareness, is a major cause of poor survival in ovarian cancer. Currently 4400 women die each year in the UK from the disease.