FAMILY and friends of brave Sedgley brain tumour sufferer Cariss Evans stepped out on the streets of Dudley this week when they took part in a special Twilight Walk to celebrate her memory.

Cariss lost her four year battle with the illness earlier this month at just 33-years-old.

But her supporters were determined to continue with the walk Cariss had helped to arrange.

Her parents John and Elizabeth, together with brother Tom, sister Seranne and seven-week-old niece Neve also took part in the walk

They completed a 5km walk inside Dudley Zoo and Castle on October 28 and then later on followed up with another 5km walk around the historic sites of Dudley before finishing up at the Station Hotel.

Sunday's Twilight Walk has already raked in over £2,000 with the total expected to rise further, the money raised going towards funds for The Brain Tumour Charity which supported Cariss during her illness.

Close friend Lara Thorns from Cradley said: "Cariss raised nearly £15,000 while battling her illness.

"After being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2014, Cariss underwent multiple operations and intensive rounds of radio therapy and chemotherapy.

"But she always remained positive and hosted live music events, comedy and quiz nights to raise money for the charity that supported her so well".

Such was her determination that Cariss took part in the charity's official Twilight Walk around Warwick just months after her first bout of major surgery.

It was ironic that the Twilight Walk took place so close to Halloween, as it was Cariss's favourite time of the year.

Lara added: "She was known as the Halloween Queen, so we encouraged everyone who took part in the walk to dress up for the occasion.

"Everyone was very supportive and we will continue to raise funds for the charity in her memory."

Geraldine Pipping, who is the charity's head of fundraising said: "We are grateful for all the efforts made by our incredible fundraisers.

"Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of the under 40s and survival rates have not improved significantly over the last 40 years.

"We receive no government funding and rely 100 per cent on voluntary donations, so it's only through the efforts of people like Cariss and her family and friends that we can change these shocking statistics in the future."

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