"Statistics show that 1 in 7 women are diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives, yet a quarter of these cases are preventable."
Breast Cancer UK
RedMosquito, a managed IT services provider based in Glasgow, completed the Edinburgh Kiltwalk at the weekend to raise funds for Breast Cancer UK.
The Kiltwalk is a unique Scottish charity event which brings together walkers of all ages and abilities to fundraise for their chosen cause. Thanks to the Hunter Foundation, an extra 40% of what is raised goes directly to the charity. The team braved the turbulent Scottish weather conditions to complete the 14-mile walk which ended up in Murrayfield.
The team at RedMosquito walked to raise funds for Breast Cancer UK, who believe more can be done to prevent breast cancer. Statistics show that 1 in 7 women are diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives, yet a quarter of these cases are preventable.
Breast cancer incidence rates have increased by 25%, in the UK, over the last 20 years and are predicted to rise by a further 2% between 2014 and 2035.
They are working to tackle the root cause of breast cancer to reduce these rates. The charity doesn’t receive grants from the Government but rely on support from members of the public to fund their research.
RedMosquito are still taking donations for the charitable cause. If you would like to support their fundraising efforts you can donate, through the Kiltwalk page here.