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Those who took on the challenge in 2016 helped raise more than £100k for charity
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is urging business people to join the campaign against heart disease by walking 100km or 50km between Glasgow and Edinburgh this summer.
It’s encouraging people to join more than 250 other hikers and sign up for the Glasgow to Edinburgh Trek on 22 and 23 July to help fund the charity’s life-saving heart research.
As well as the full 100km challenge, there is also a 50km option, in which walkers can either trek from Glasgow to Linlithgow throughout the day, or through the night from Linlithgow to Edinburgh.
Those who took on the challenge in 2016 helped to raise more than £100,000 which the BHF says will go towards helping us better understand how to prevent, diagnose and treat heart and circulatory disease, which is the cause of more than a quarter (26%) of all deaths in the UK.
The charity says that with more than 710,000 people in the Scotland alone living with heart and circulatory disease, the need is urgent to raise funds for research into these conditions.
Its 2017 trek will set off from Glasgow Science Centre.
Susie Roach, Fundraising Event Manager at the BHF, said: “Challenging yourself to the Glasgow to Edinburgh Trek is a fantastic way to support the nation’s heart charity, save lives and improve your own heart health at the same time.
“By taking on this exciting challenge, every step you take will be helping bring us closer to beating heart disease for good. Our research has already helped halve death rates from heart and circulatory disease over the past 50 years, but there is still so much more to be done.
“We urgently need the people of Scotland to help us stop heart disease in its tracks and support us in our search for more lifesaving breakthroughs.”