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Antrim put best foot forward for 'Walk Together' to fight cancer

 

John Campbell

By John Campbell

The Antrim county board has launched a robust drive to encourage people from all walks of life to participate in Bowel Cancer UK's 'Walk Together' in Belfast on September 7.

The board, concerned that many families within the GAA, and indeed in the wider community, are being hit by this particular form of cancer, is determined to give a lead in promoting the walk, the proceeds of which will go towards combating bowel cancer.

Antrim board spokesman Sean Kelly stresses that the GAA is anxious to play a big part in ensuring the project is a total success.

"Bowel cancer can strike at any age and we are very keen to help raise awareness in relation to this illness," said Kelly.

"We know only too well about the ravages of cancer and for this reason we feel it is important that people are made aware of symptoms and causes. It is a very distressing illness."

The 'Walk Together' route will start at the Lock Keeper's Inn and follow the Lagan towpath along the riverside and old canal system through peaceful and diverse woodlands.

"It's a perfect opportunity to bring people from all walks of life and faiths together to show their support for those undergoing treatment, remember loved ones and raise funds to help stop people dying from bowel cancer," added Kelly.

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