So what?s so important about thirteen women power walking the New York Marathon ten years ago?in their bras!
Well, this charitable gesture which was organised to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research has grown into Walk the Walk started on that day as a ?one off? fundraising event which has blossomed into a thriving charity raising to date in excess of ?35 million for breast cancer research and cancer care. The incredible achievements of its founder, the visionary Nina Barough, have not gone unnoticed. On the 11th December the Walk the Walk Charities patron, HRH Prince of Wales, hosted a surprise party for Nina Barough at Clarence House in London giving his personal thanks for all of Nina?s immense efforts and determination.
Why is Nina so incredible and inspirational? Nina at that time had no experience whatsoever of fund raising, or taking part in a marathon nor did she know anyone who had been affected by breast cancer. Her actions ten years ago have had an enormous effect directly in terms of financial support for research and indirectly in the change that has been brought about in the public perception of this form of cancer.
Walk the Walk is a registered charity with events such as The Playtex Moonwalk in London, The Moonwalk in London, The SunWalk in Bristol and many others internationally.
So why not put on your walking shoes, your bra and make a difference like Nina Barough did?