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Cancer survivors urge more to join Starwalk
Updated 7:41am Monday 7th April 2014 in News
A GROUP of cancer survivors who met while while recovering are urging people to sign up to the annual Kendal StarWalk.
The ‘Pink Sisters’ – one of whom is from Kendal – are calling on people to get behind the event for local charity CancerCare, which is a service for people facing the disease and their families.
The women beat breast cancer and met last year while attending a recovery programme at the charity’s Slynedales Centre.
“Cancer is so much more than a physical disease – it affects your confidence and the way you feel about yourself,” explained Pink Sister Sarah Abbott, from Kendal.
“But CancerCare has really helped me. It’s such a friendly, welcoming place with genuinely caring staff. I’ve also met some great friends there – including my Pink Sisters!
“That’s why we’re all doing the StarWalk because we want to give something back to CancerCare. All their services are free of charge which is amazing.”
The eight annual StarWalk will take place on April 26, with more than 500 people expected to run, walk or jog either a 5k or 15k route around Kendal.
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CancerCare supports local people like Sarah, whose lives are affected by cancer, as well as their families, carers and anyone who has been bereaved by cancer.
They offer a wide range of free professional support services delivered by experienced and qualified staff including counselling, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy massage, creative art therapies and exercise classes.
The charity also offers a dedicated service for children as young as three.
Entry for this year’s StarWalk is £15 per adult and £12 for under 16s.
To register visit www.starwalk.org.uk
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