Join us on Friday 23 June for our eleventh Twilight Walk
Thousands of women from every part of our community face breast cancer or gynaecological health concerns each year. While we can’t stop cancer, together we can help raise funds to help treat it.
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity is calling everybody across Dorset to get their friends together for a 5K or 10K Twilight walk along Bournemouth Promenade this June. Get ready to walk and shine a light on women’s health as we are aiming to make this event brighter than ever before.
Meeting at Bournemouth Pier Approach from 7.30pm, with the walk commencing at 8pm. People of all ages, abilities and genders can walk or race their way to directly contributing significant funds to women’s health projects across Dorset at the Royal Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch hospitals.
After 10 years of running this much-loved event, we are asking people to walk with us and shine bright to help us raise significant funds towards new equipment for women with ovarian cancer. This year we’re focusing on raising money to adopt Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for patients with ovarian cancer.
Costing £51,000, this is a relatively new way to administer chemotherapy to patients with advanced ovarian cancer after surgery. It does not replace the intravenous chemotherapy that patients receive, however research shows that by administering heated chemotherapy (42oC) directly to the tissues impacted by cancer after surgery can greatly benefit patients and even improve their overall survival.
This is extremely important because the prognosis for advanced ovarian cancer is usually poor. We are raising funds to do what we can to improve this for every woman in our community.
If you’d like to sign up, please complete the form below.
The theme is ‘Shine bright’ we want you to sparkle and shine like the star you are. We encourage you to think glittery tops, sparkly accessories or even metallic shoes! Or if you prefer something a little more subtle, you can try white clothing or reflective materials that catch the light. Remember, there’s no wrong way to ‘Shine’ at our event. So be creative, have fun, and let your inner star shine bright!
The Just Giving page is now live for people to register yourself as a fundraiser for this event. Your entrance fee only covers the cost of the event, so we do encourage our participants to raise sponsorship too. We suggest that our walkers aim to raise a minimum of £75. If you have any questions or would like any fundraising support, you can call 0300 019 4060.
You can also follow us @UHDCharity on Facebook or Instagram to enjoy the countdown!
Please be aware that any photos and videos taken on the day will be used for publicity purposes.