MoonWalk to showcase the style of Hollywood

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The charity event - which raises money to fight breast cancer - will return this summer with a Hollywood to Holyrood theme

21st March 2018 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

Keen walkers are being encouraged to embrace Hollywood glamour at an annual event.

The MoonWalk is set to return on Saturday 9 June, with this year’s event featuring a Hollywood to Holyrood theme.

Thousands of walkers will set off on quarter, half, full or double marathons through the streets of Edinburgh at midnight to raise money for breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.

The event was launched this week at the Holyrood Hills, with 10 MoonWalkers recreating the iconic Hollywood sign.

The charity’s founder and chief executive Nina Barough CBE said she hoped walkers would turn up looking a million dollars.

She said: "Hopefully today's gathering of Hollywood glamour at Holyrood will encourage more women, men and children to join us at The MoonWalk and take on the Walk the Walk of Fame!”

More than 80,000 walkers have taken part in The MoonWalk Scotland since the event started in 1996, and so far, more than £20.5 million has been raised to improve the lives of those living with cancer in the country.

Keen MoonWalker Ann Harkins said: "I did the very first MoonWalk Scotland in 1996 as a way of getting fit, but I got addicted and have done every single one since. I am a nurse who used to work with patients with breast cancer, so it is something that is very close to me.”

Entries are open now with distances ranging from a 6.55 mile walk to the Over the Moon challenge (52.4 miles).