An e-mail in my work inbox. Ladywalk. 7 (or 12) km walk on the 21st of May at 18:30. Would I be interested in joining? Of course!
Ladywalk is a simultaneous walk in a number of cities in Denmark. The walks are in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis society and the Osteoporosis society. I do not know much about these two societies. However, even though I do not suffer from either (to my knowledge), both of these conditions have had or can have an impact on me.
When I was younger I helped out with a kid with multiple sclerosis. I know how important the support offered by such societies is in providing volunteers, resources and also supporting research. As for osteoporosis, I know that just by being a woman means that I am at higher risk of suffering from this disease sometime in the future: 1 in 3 women over 50 will experience osteoporotic fractures, as will 1 in 5 men (more stats). Both these reasons made me want to be part of this event.
I have signed up for the Sonderborg event through my employer (Danfoss). If you are interested you can check with your employer is willing to sponsor women in your company to attend. Otherwise, the registration fee of 110 DKK (or 140 DKK after 23rd April) is well worth it!