Women’s cancer research charity, The Eve Appeal, is encouraging men and women to Go Red and trek 25km on Saturday 29th September through the stunning Peak District to mark the end of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month.
Every day in the UK 58 women are diagnosed with one of the five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal – and 21 will die. That’s 21 mothers, daughters, sisters and partners every day. The Eve Appeal is determined to change these grim statistics but they need your help!
By taking part in this fantastic challenge you will help to break taboos, fight the stigma, educate men and women about gynae health and raise funds for the charity’s ground-breaking research and other work. Make it a special time and remember the women and families affected by one of the five gynae cancers.
This incredible trek starts and finishes in the beautiful village of Castleton, in Hope Valley – the heart of the Peak District, home to picturesque and ancient landscapes.
Participants will meet first thing in the morning for registration, an event briefing and to prepare their packed lunches for the trek. You will then embark on the challenge, heading north to ascend Hollis Cross. From this high point we drop down into the charming village of Edale, where the route goes east towards the Ladybower Reservoir towards Thornhill. We will then trek west into the village of Hope before heading back into Castleton to celebrate the end of this triumphant trek.
Athena Lamnisos, Chief Executive of The Eve Appeal said: “We want to encourage all those who are looking to take on a challenge in support of a charity to consider signing up to the Go Red Trek today. Not only does it raise vital awareness of these often little-talked about and under-profiled causes, but it is a great way to get involved and help make a difference. Without the support of women and men taking part, we would not be able to fund world-class research into early detection and prevention of these brutal cancers.
“We’re on a campaign to spread the message about straight talking and getting women to know their bodies – calling a vagina a vagina; a cervix a cervix – and ensuring that everyone knows exactly what they should be on the lookout for in terms of signs and symptoms of these women-specific cancers. Our Go Red Trek will help to do just this and we hope that you will join us.”
Enjoy stunning scenery, meet Eve Supporters and the Eve Team and help make a difference to the women of the future.
Sign up today by visiting www.globaladventurechallenges.com/challenge/red-trek or if you would like more information contact the Eve Team: email [email protected] or phone 020 7605 0109.