03 April 2012
16 May 2011
What a fantastic day we had at yesterday's PinkPower Walk event. The 16 mile walk was the 8th event we have held.
To date, more than three quaters of a million pounds have been raised for two Breast Cancer charities: Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Caron Keating Foundation.
Caron Keating was a TV presenter and mum to two young boys when she died at the age of 40 from Breast Cancer.
Over the past eight years of being together, the team have all had personal experiences of friends and loved ones being affected by this disease. While sat around a kitchen table planning the event, there has been much laughter and some tears shed. So as the blisters start to fade and the money raised is put to good use, we are meeting to start planning 2012.
I'm so proud to be a part of this event and am completely humbled by the participators, who all have their own story to tell.
I would like to say a big thank to all volunteers, but especially my husband and his dedicated team at The Putney Clinic who provided well earned massage / physical therapy at the finish line.
For more information, visit: www.pinkpowerwalk.org
11 April 2010
In December a couple of my fellow PinkPower Walk team members and I were invited to meet Dr Andrew Tutt and a number of other scientists at Breakthrough's research unit at Kings College London.
We were there to see how they money raised from the 2009 PinkPower Walk was being spent.
Dr Tutt and his team (seen in the photo above) are an amazing group of individuals, who have dedicated their lives to Breast cancer research. Their passion and drive is amazing; I came away feeling humbled and moved by their professionalism and their expertise.