Charity challenge can help find cure for cancer

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​Public urged to get active and raise cash to combat cancer 

27th April 2017 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

Scots are being invited to take on Cancer Research UK’s latest fundraising challenge, Walk All Over Cancer, to help beat cancer sooner.

In Scotland, around a fifth of people are getting less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week.

Now the charity is calling on people to sign up to walk 10,000 steps every day throughout the month of June and raise money through sponsorship.

Based on the average person’s strides, 10,000 steps equates to approximately five miles or eight kilometres per day, and adopting small lifestyle changes can go a long way in making the goal feel achievable.

Lisa Adams, Cancer Research UK spokeswoman for Scotland, said: “Walk All Over Cancer is a fantastic way to become more active, with the motivation of raising money for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research. Walkers can take part on their own or challenge family, friends and colleagues to join them. 

“Ten thousand steps per day is quite a challenge for many people. Some of us spend our days transferring from seat to seat - whether that’s driving to work, sitting at a desk or enjoying a boxset on the sofa.

By signing up to Walk All Over Cancer, participants will start to realise all the opportunities they have to squeeze in some extra steps.

“People can tackle the challenge at their own pace and build the walking into their day to day routine. By taking part this June, supporters could tread through 150 miles by the end of the month which is nearly the distance between Glasgow and Inverness.”