Director of S&S Northern, Sue McMahon, completed the challenging 26.2 mile Moon Walk in London on Saturday 11 May and raised over £500 for breast cancer charities.
Over 15,000 people took part in the walk which is organised by Walk the Walk, a charity which raises money for breast cancer across the world with celebrities such as Jennifer Saunders, Clare Balding and Gaby Logan taking part.
Sue says, “Over a million people each year are diagnosed with breast cancer so I decided with some friends, to do something positive, and also remember my aunt who passed away with breast cancer. It was really tough, but with the support of those watching and cheering us through the night I managed to finish!”
The UK has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the world and it’s estimated that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.
Walk the Walk is a grant making body which funds projects and campaigns for breast cancer, including research, treatments and emotional and physical support. The London Moon Walk is one of several walks in the UK and the United States organised by Walk the Walk charity and aims to encourage getting and staying fit, leading a healthy lifestyle and taking control of wellbeing.
It’s estimated that this year’s London Moon Walk will raise over £5 million for breast cancer.
Sue’s fundraising site is www.walkthewalkfundraising.org/team_chorley