The MoonWalk Scotland 2018

Date

Saturday 9 June 2018

Location

 

Join Team Maggie's at The MoonWalk Scotland 2018!

 

The MoonWalk Scotland returns to the historic Holyrood Park. Set against this magnificent backdrop you can join Team Maggie's as the MoonWalk meets Hollywood with its four different distances!

Anybody can take on The MoonWalk Scotland... All it takes is a little commitment and a big helping of enthusiasm to be a part of the action and to experience the Scottish capital city like never before!

There is a distance for every ability and all you have to do is commit to taking on this irresistible and iconic challenge, getting a little bit fitter…and to raising a minimum of just £100 to make a difference to breast cancer causes in Scotland.

  • New Moon (6.55 miles) Young Walker - aged 10 to 12: £15.00 Details
  • Half Moon (13.1 miles): £49.50 Details
  • Full Moon (26.2 miles): £49.50 Details
  • Over The Moon (Two Back to Back Marathons 52.4 miles): £77.50 Details

How to join Team Maggie's

You can register to walk as part of Team Maggie's on The MoonWalk Scotland website.

 

We need volunteers!

 

We need to recruit a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help out at MoonWalk and make the experience extra special for all those taking part.

If you'd like to join Maggie's team of volunteers, please contact adam.kent@maggiescentres.org and we'll be in touch with more information.

 

Meet Maggie’s Wonder Women

Wonder woman


Susan, Nicola and Aileen, all healthcare professionals, took part in the 2014 event, walking 26.2 miles dressed as Wonder Woman as part of a team walking for Maggie's.

Health lecturer Nicola Rowley’s mum had cancer more than 10 years ago and her husband’s dad died of cancer when he was younger. The mum-of-three from Glasgow said:

“I remember when my Mum was going through cancer there was far less around in terms of support and I know we would have all really benefitted from having a Maggie’s. So when I heard that the Maggie’s Centre at Gartnavel had been built with money raised by walkers of The MoonWalk Scotland I just thought it was incredible.”

Consultant anaesthetist and mum-of-four Susan Smith spends every Thursday looking after women undergoing surgery for breast cancer and has also lost her father and her father-in-law to bowel cancer in 2011. Susan says:

“When it comes to the actual night itself we have lots of plans to keep ourselves entertained and motivated, but I know the last few miles will still be tough. Still, as my friend says, people who go through chemotherapy have much darker days than anything we will have to go through so that thought will keep me going.”

GP Aileen Anderson sees first hand the difficulties people with cancer face and how it is often the friends and family who struggle most when faced with the worst case scenario. The mum-of-three says:

“I know how important it is to have places like Maggie’s and how vital it is to have fundraising events like The MoonWalk Scotland. I think I will be fine on the night as long as I can wear my thermals under my Wonder Woman outfit and if nothing else it will be a good chance to gab.”

We think they’re incredible. Thank you ladies!

 

How your money helps

Your support means so much to the people affected by cancer who come to our Centres each day. It costs £590,000 a year to keep a Maggie's Centre open, and the money you raise will help your Maggie's Centre continue to provide emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.

Find out more about how your money makes a difference to Maggie's.

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