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Islanders asked to clock up their steps for cancer research

Islanders asked to clock up their steps for cancer research

Sunday 23 January 2022

Islanders asked to clock up their steps for cancer research

Sunday 23 January 2022


Channel Islanders are being asked to walk 10,000 steps every day this March to help raise funds for cancer research.

Cancer Research UK is encouraging islanders to sign up to their ‘Walk All Over Cancer’ event, with participants being asked to clock up an approximate distance of 150 miles by the end of the month.

Any intrepid walkers joining in can hook up their FitBit to automatically publish their step count and share their progress with their supporters throughout the month.

The charity currently serves a number of Channel Islanders in its Southampton base, and is aiming to see three in four people survive their cancer by 2034.

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Pictured: Islanders will be asked to walk 10,000 steps throughout March in aid of the charity.

Lynn Daly, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson for the Channel Islands, said: “1 in 2 of us will get cancer in our lifetime, but all of us can support the research that will beat it. That’s why we’re urging people to play their part by making ‘Walk All Over Cancer’ their New Year’s resolution.  

“We all hope that 2022 has a more positive outlook. So why not give yourself a boost by committing to get more active and having an achievable goal to aim for - all in aid of a good cause.  

“There’s plenty of time for supporters to start building up to the challenge in March and planning new ways to fit in some extra steps, especially if you’re struggling to hit your daily step count when working from home.  

“Sticking to a resolution can be hard, especially through the cold, dark winter months, but registering now and making a public pledge to take part in the Spring, could help people steel their resolve. Plus, there’s the ultimate motivation of knowing every step you take will be helping to save lives.” 

She added: “Cancer Research UK has been hit hard by covid-19, but we will never stop striving to create better treatments. Cancer is as urgent an issue now as it’s ever been. 

“We need as many people as possible to Walk All Over Cancer, because the progress we make in the fight against the disease relies on every step, every pound and every person.   

“This past year proves, more than any other, the value of research and what can be achieved together. Just like science is our route out of the pandemic, science is our route to beating cancer.”

CLICK HERE to sign up for the challenge.

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