A GLENROTHES woman is walking 26 miles in memory of her mother and grandmother, writes Kevin Quinn.
Hannah Day, (26), from Macedonia in the town, is taking part in the Moonwalk in Edinburgh in June to raise money for a breast cancer charity.
Hannah, who works at a Dentist in Dunfermline, explained how breast cancer has dealt such a devastating blow to her family.
She said: “My mum passed away from breast cancer and so did my gran.
“This year marks the tenth anniversary of my mum’s death.
“My sister and I will have tests to see if we have inherited it. In the next couple of months we will get blood tests.
“Both my aunts had cancer too, but they survived it.
“So it’s definitely important to me to raise money for breast cancer.
“I want to raise as much as possible, we are going to start asking patients at my work.”
Hannah, who is doing this 26 mile walk though the night in Scotland’s capital, has been busy training for the event.
She said: “I’m looking forward to it, well as much as you can for walking 26 miles in Edinburgh during the night!
“It’s my friends third time and she has done it in seven hours.
“I have been training at the gym for the past five weeks.
“My friend at work and I have started going for a walk at lunch, just a couple of miles, but every little helps.
“We are working up to the full distance but we have been advised not to try the 26 miles before the event.
“My partner is a Munro walker so he can help me. I’ve been managing the training so far. But we have got a bit to go.
“I’ll probably do this event on a yearly basis, or every second year. We’ll see how this one goes first!”
Since the first Moonwalk Edinburgh in 2006, the event has raised over £14 million to help improve the lives of cancer patients in Scotland. Grants from the charity have helped renovate and install a new theatre in Ward six at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, funded the opening of a second Maggie’s Centre in Gartnavel, Glasgow and provided scalp-cooling machines for cancer patients undergoing treatment in many NHS hospitals throughout Scotland.
To sponsor Hannah go to- www.walkthewalkfundraising.org/hannah_day_9
To register for the Moonwalk Edinburgh, visit www.walkthewalk.org or call 01483 741430.