Breast cancer patient thanks 70 friends for joining her at Northampton's Race For Life
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.
“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.