Maggie's Oldham is encouraging people to walk a 5k on either the 11th or 12th June – in celebration, reflection or love to help people with cancer.
Maggie’s centre visitor Emma will be walking a 5km (3.1 miles) route with her daughters to celebrate the life of her husband Guy.
She said: “The team at Maggie’s made me feel less alone, better informed and more able to cope. After Guy died, Maggie’s was there to help me deal with the grief and give me the emotional strength to help my daughters in their grief too.”
Every Maggie’s centre follows the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. Maggie lived with advanced cancer for two years and was determined that she should not “lose the joy of living in the fear of dying”.
Over the course of the last two years, the charity has been supporting thousands of people with cancer who have been impacted negatively by coronavirus as Maggie’s Oldham Head, Trish Morgan, explains.
She said: “Maggie’s teams across the country have been there for people with cancer and their families during the most difficult of times. We’re asking people to take part in ‘Together We Walk’ as a way of bringing people together to celebrate and reflect. The therapeutic nature of walking and feeling part of a community cannot be measured and any funds raised while doing so would help us to support more people with cancer, as well as their family and friends.
"Maggie’s Oldham relies entirely on voluntary donations to allow us to keep on developing our unique programme of free support for all those living with cancer in the area.”
People are being encouraged to put on their trainers and walk a 5k route that means something to you, on either 11th or 12th June, and raise money for people with cancer.
You can register now for your free t-shirt and pack at togetherwewalk22.eventbrite.co.uk