Pants walk will help charity combat cancer

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WHY not put your pants on over your trousers and go for a fundraising 10km hike to help an ovarian cancer charity?

That’s what Cary Cochrane, 44, will be doing with more than 70 walkers through the Ashridge Estate on Sunday, July 10, from 7am.

The first Walkathong is from the visitor centre and cash from the £15 entry fee will go towards Ovarian Cancer Action.

Mum-of-two Cary caught it herself in March last year and needed six rounds of chemotherapy and a hysterectomy.

She said: “Your world stops. It is such a shocking thing. You always think it is going to happen to somebody else, but not you.

“You do get a bit of a knock sideways, but I have bounced back.”

She said the rate of survival for ovarian cancer sufferers is just 30 to 35 per cent compared to 80 per cent for breast cancer.

People needed to be well aware of both types of cancer, she said, and her event is to promote awareness too.

To find out more or register to take part visit www.walkathong.co.uk. The registration closing date is Thursday, June 30.