Icelandic walking event raises money for breast cancer research

Nearly 1,000 people yesterday took part in Iceland’s annual Walk Together event for charity. Walks were held in 11 places around the country.

Participants paid a fee to take part in the event; all of which goes to breast cancer charities; a Walk Together press release states.

Since the Walk Together (Gongum Saman) group was formed five years ago, some ISK 17 million (EUR 104,000) has been raised for breast cancer research, RUV reported.

The organisation is preparing to pay out ISK 6 million in funding to charity this October.

The popular event brings women and men of all ages together and has become a yearly staple which is somewhat similar to the Race For Life events held every year in the UK.

Walk Together says that the under-21 Icelandic men’s football team supported this year’s event by training in Walk Together t-shirts yesterday. The Reykjavik walk route went right past their training ground.

Walk Together events were held in Reykjavik, Akranes, Stykkisholmur, Patreksfjordur, Isafjordur, Holar i Hjaltadal, Akureyri, Egilsstadir, Reydarfjordur, Hofn and Selfoss.

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