Breast cancer patient thanks 70 friends for joining her at Northampton’s Race For Life

Leonie Heard was joined by 70 friends to take part in Race For Life in Northampton at the weekend
Leonie Heard was joined by 70 friends to take part in Race For Life in Northampton at the weekend
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A woman having treatment for breast cancer has thanked her friends for joining her at Race For Life in Northampton.

Leonie Heard has just finished chemotherapy and she told the Chronicle & Echo that 70 friends joined her for the event on Sunday.

Leonie Heard was joined by 70 friends to take part in Race For Life in Northampton at the weekend

Leonie Heard was joined by 70 friends to take part in Race For Life in Northampton at the weekend

“From eight-week-old babies and their mum who had just had a caesarean to three-year-olds walking all the way!

“My friend Olivia won the race...I set her the challenge when she joined the group.

“She knew how hard I battled through chemo and wanted to show me in her way she would push herself too. The announcer made a comment as she ran through about ‘it’s all about winning’ - I felt for her as she was winning for me and cancer not her.

“I cried when I knew she had won as before my cancer I would run too. Now I walk, but I will run again!”

Leonie said her friends had raised more than £4,500 so far.