Men wanted to join Star Walk

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Look out for lots of men wearing pink wigs and tutus when this year’s Star Walk takes place.

As men’s cancers rise, Cancercare is inviting men to join in its fundraising event on Saturday May 18.

Last year was the first time males got involved in the annual walk with more than 100 joining in.

This year the charity is hoping to attract even more to take part in the traditional 10k and new 5k routes.

And if you’re a man who’s game for a laugh. both these can be walked, jogged or run wearing a pink wig and tutu – although this isn’t compulsory!

A CancerCare spokesperson said: “The fact that over a quarter of our clients are male meant we felt it was only fair to invite them to be involved in one of our biggest events of the year.”

Men’s cancers are on the rise, with 30,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. Yet men are renowned for under-using services.

Lancaster-based CancerCare offers free local support to people with cancer, their families and carers, and those bereaved by cancer.

The charity also has a Woodwork Group and facilitates a Prostate and Lung Cancer Support group. These groups offer patients, their partners and carers support, encouragement and a feeling of comradeship.

Now in its seventh year, the StarWalk sees 100s 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, there is entertainment and at the finish, a bacon butty and goody bag.

So whether you intend to run, jog or walk the StarWalk 2013, both men and women can register now at