Pro­ceeds of ‘Nor­man’s Walk’ to be do­nated to chil­dren’s foun­da­tion

Cyprus Today - - NEWS -

THE sec­ond Sur­vive Beş­par­mak Moun­tain Chal­lenge in mem­ory of late can­cer victim Nor­man Aitken is to be held over the week­end of Oc­to­ber 6 and 7 to raise funds for com­bat­ing the dis­ease.

All pro­ceeds from the event, also known as “Nor­man’s Walk”, will be do­nated to the Ke­mal Saraçoğlu Foun­da­tion for Chil­dren with Leukaemia and the Fight Against Can­cer.

A choice of two tracks will again be avail­able to en­trants, with one de­scribed as “hard” and called Mou­flons, while an­other — Moun­tain Goats and Kids — is said to be suit­able for fam­i­lies and chil­dren. Al­though the route will not be an­nounced un­til next week, it has been de­cided that par­tic­i­pants will gather at a base camp to be set up at Oak Tree Park in Al­san­cak. Food and drink will also be pro­vided by or­gan­is­ers who said that en­try would cost 50TL for adults and 25TL for un­der-12s.

Last year’s in­au­gu­ral chal­lenge at­tracted 50 en­trants, in­clud­ing chil­dren, when it took place as part of the Pink Oc­to­ber breast can­cer aware­ness month and suc­ceeded in rais­ing 5,183TL for the Help Those With Can­cer As­so­ci­a­tion (Tulips).

Mr Aitken, a keen hiker who en­joyed walk­ing in the Beş­par­mak moun­tains, passed away in 2017. Friends who es­tab­lished the chal­lenge as a “fit­ting trib­ute” said he had loved the TRNC so much that he did not leave it once dur­ing the 14-plus years that he was a res­i­dent of the coun­try.

More in­for­ma­tion on the Sur­vive Beş­par­mak Moun­tain Chal­lenge will be an­nounced soon and those who wish to pre­reg­is­ter can call 0533 869 3548.

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