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Charity walkers find all kinds of support with SKINS

Charity walkers find all kinds of support with SKINS

March 22, 2012

32 days of walking, 1014km to cover. When Sally Blackler and Natasha Donaldson decide to go for a walk, they don‘t mess about.

The pair, calling themselves Sisters in Arms, is walking from Auckland to Christchurch to raise funds for CanTeen, setting out this Friday, March 23 from CanTeen HQ in Grafton Rd, Auckland. The walk repeats a similar fundraising feat undertaken by Sally’s husband Nathan Blackler in 2004. Nathan has since passed away from cancer.

The women, who will be wearing SKINS compression tights and long-sleeve tops on their epic walk, are on a schedule of five days walking followed by one day off. The walk is expected to take 40 days with about 30km being covered every walking day – that’s three-quarters of a marathon every day.

The Sisters in Arms hope to raise $65,000 for CanTeen – the same amount Nathan Blackler raised on his walk eight years ago.

With its precise fit and compression technology SKINS sports garments will help prevent the women suffering muscle fatigue and injury during the long walk ahead of them.

By applying constant, comfortable pressure to active muscles, SKINS increase blood flow and oxygen through the body while exercising. This enables the wearer to be active for longer periods without tiring, prevents the build-up of lactic acid causing muscle stiffness and speeds up recovery.

Walkers wanting to join the Sisters in Arms on a portion of their walk, donate money, or if you want to know when the pair is passing through your town visit


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