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In its third year, the Walk for Skin, proudly supported by Sanex, is a series of nine sponsored walking events (organised by research charity the British Skin Foundation) taking place throughout the country to help raise vital funds for research into skin disease.

With support from TV presenter Tania Bryer and a Walk for Skin ‘village’ at each event, including live music, entertainment, fun activities and catering, the 2008 Walk promises to be even bigger and better than last year (which raised over £170K for skin disease research) – a fun day out for the whole family.

The first walk which Tania will be taking part in sets off in Regent’s Park, London on April 27, 2008 and the last will be held in Cardiff on June 29. Here’s why Tania is supporting the Walk for Skin this year:

“Skin disease affects around 8 million people in the UK, but is an area that is perhaps less known or understood. So, I’m getting involved to help raise awareness of the Walk for Skin and the need for vital funds for such a good cause!”

Skin care expert Sanex understands your skin and how it works and has been working closely with the British Skin Foundation, since 2005 to help promote the importance of healthy skin. All walkers will also receive a walker’s pack including a Walk for Skin bag, Sanex healthy skin goodies for the whole family and fun stuff for the kids.

DID YOU KNOW...?

*70% of adults don’t take enough exercise (...walking would seem like a good place to start!)

*30 minutes of walking at an easy pace burns 150-200 calories, whereas 30 minutes of sex generally burns only 54 calories

*Both chocolate and walking can release the brain's happy hormones - endorphins. *But after walking you will have fewer regrets!

*Regular walking reduces the risk of coronary heart disease by up to 50%

*Many GPs are now prescribing gentle walking for people suffering from a range of conditions

*Walking for 30 minutes 3x per week improves concentration

(information provided by walking coach Heather Waring)

We’re particularly keen to drive traffic to the website www.walkforskin.org.uk to encourage people to sign up to take part, and to include Sanex as the official supporters within a feature.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

The following can also be provided:

*Tips/ advice on walking (from walking coach Heather Waring)

*More 'Did you know?' facts on walking

*Further Walk for Skin images, including a selection from last year's event

*Further images of Tania Bryer

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