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.

Friday, 10th June 2016, 11:09 am
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 1:09 pm
Leonie Heard was joined by 70 friends to take part in Race For Life in Northampton at the weekend

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.

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

“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.

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