A HARDY team of Huddersfield women will be joining thousands of others for the Playtex Moonwalk 2004 in London.
All those who will be taking part - and that includes any men - are expected to wear decorated bras for the moonlit marathon around the city.
The Huddersfield women are all associated with manufacturing company, Extract Technology of Leeds Road, and will be walking under the team name of Breastract Technology.
They are pictured in their outfits of white T-shirts with a cerise "bra" printed on.
The Moonwalk, on Saturday May 15, raises money for breast cancer research.
Leeds-born supermodel Nell McAndrew will be joining the marathon.
She will be following in the illustrious footsteps of celebrity moonwalkers Gail Porter, Lorraine Kelly and Victoria Wood.
The Playtex Moonwalk 2004 is organised by the health charity, Walk the Walk, which has raised more than £12m for breast cancer research in its first five years.
Sharon Mellor, Breastract team leader, said: "Breast cancer is potentially such a serious problem that we felt compelled to show our support by taking part in this event.
"The UK has the highest breast cancer mortality rate in the world, with one in eight women affected.
"Therefore, any cancer treatment relating to this life-threatening illness needs as much support as possible."
As well as raising money, Walk the Walk is keen to emphasise the benefits of fitness by encouraging exercise and healthy eating as a vital part of cancer prevention.
Walking is a key part of this strategy and is something that everyone can do every day.
* Anyone wanting to sponsor the Breastract team should call Sharon on 01484 317000.
* Breast cancer incidence in women has increased from one in 20 in 1960 to one in eight today
* The biggest risk factor for breast cancer is age - just growing older. Others include heredity, early puberty, late childbearing, obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption
* The most common type of breast cancer starts in the lining of the milk ducts and is called ductal carcinoma
* Another type, called lobular carcinoma, starts in the lobules, or the glands that make milk
* When breast cancer spreads outside the ducts or lobules, it is called invasive. Most breast cancers are invasive
* The most common sign of a cancer is a new lump or mass. A lump that is painless, hard and with uneven edges is more likely to be breast cancer