MEN can now join in CancerCare’s Starwalk to raise money for the charity.
Men’s cancers are on the rise, with 30,000 men diagnosed with Prostate cancer each year and yet men are renowned for under-using services. Cancer Care offers free local support to people with cancer, their families and carers and those bereaved by cancer.
There is also a woodwork group for the men and CancerCare has facilitated a Prostate and Lung Cancer Support group.
Den Bray from Lancaster was diagnosed with a malignant tumour back in 2006 and after using CancerCare services helped set up the group so that men throughout the area could share experiences and learn more about this illness.
Den said: “Most men die with it, rather than from it!
“This group has helped me understand my cancer more and made me realise I was not alone living with it but had people to support me, it was great to have this facility on my doorstep.”
The crowds will be entertained by the world’s number one Robbie Williams’ impersonator, JK, onto The Bay Stage.
JK has donated his time free to support the local cancer charity and said: “I’m very proud to be able to send the runners and walkers off in high spirit; it’s such a fantastic cause.
“I’m not a runner but I have been training for the London marathon this year and I know what a challenge it has been.
“10k is a great distance I think it’s fantastic that so many have got involved.
“Maybe I’ll run it with them if I have any energy left by then.”
Now in its sixth year, the night walk sees hundreds march en-masse through the streets of Kendal, raising thousands of pounds for CancerCare.
Not only does it take in many beautiful and historically interesting parts of the town, it will also be a new 10km distance and you can now run the event.
CancerCare is a dynamic local charity dedicated to supporting people affected by Cancer in North Lancashire and South Lakes.
So whether you run, jog or walk the StarWalk 2012, it will be a night to remember.
Register now at www.starwalk.org.uk for the event on May 19.
Call CancerCare on 01524 381820.