Over 200 thank you’s to everybody that joined us for our eleventh Twilight Walk
Over 200 people across Dorset came together to walk along Bournemouth promenade for University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity to shine a light on women’s health projects.
Thank you to everybody who chose to walk 5km or 10km at our Twilight Walk to support every person in our local community who may face ovarian cancer. Every penny raised is going towards adopting a new way to treat women with advanced ovarian cancer. This new kit will enable our NHS staff to deliver warm chemotherapy after surgery (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy) costing £51,000.
This is a relatively new way to administer chemotherapy to patients with advanced ovarian cancer, but 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. The University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity is raising funds to improve this for every woman in our community.
Charity Fundraiser, Amy Beauchamp said: “The Twilight Walk was a fantastic event with an unforgettable atmosphere. David Lloyd got everybody warmed up and Hot Radio were hosting the event with us. It was emotive seeing people walking alongside one another and shining bright to show their support for one another. Hearing our colleagues from the Women’s Health Team sharing more about the difference the funds raised will make was extremely inspiring.”
“Thank you to everybody that took the time to get involved. On behalf of the charity, we are pleased everybody enjoyed it!”
The Just Giving page for this event is still live for anybody that would like to see how much this event raised.