Organiser urges all to get involved in Pinkribbon Walk at Hampton Court Palace

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A mother-of-two who had a breast cancer diagnosis 11 years ago, when she was 31, wants people to take part this year’s Pink Ribbonwalk.

Angie Johnson, who lives in Twickenham, became a committee member of the Pink Ribbonwalk because its organiser, charity Breast Cancer Care (BCC), helped her through difficult times during her diagnosis and treatment and she wanted to give something back.

BCC's specialist services help people live with, through and beyond breast cancer.

This walk takes place at Hampton Court Palace on May 17, but Mrs Johnson will oversee the event instead of taking part.

Mrs Johnson, who took part in the 20-mile walk last year, said: “BBC was a lifeline for me. I used lots of their services.

“I have been 10 years clear now and I try to do as much I can for BCC. I’ve done lots of my own fundraising and also ran the marathon for them two years ago.

“I wanted to help out more, which is why I volunteered to be a committee member this year.”

This involves taking part in meetings, promoting the event and finding people to help on the day.

The Hampton Court Palace Pink Ribbonwalk will take place on May 17. Walkers can choose between 10-mile and 20-mile routes.

Go to breastcancercare.org.uk to register or for more information.

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