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Pals teaming up to raise money for a good cause

Preparing for the moonwalk are from left to right, Michelle Daniels, Suzie Faulkener, Eleanor Titchener, Rachel Bibby and Cathy Keen (sewing) NNL-141004-145040001

Preparing for the moonwalk are from left to right, Michelle Daniels, Suzie Faulkener, Eleanor Titchener, Rachel Bibby and Cathy Keen (sewing) NNL-141004-145040001

 

A woman diagnosed with breast cancer is fighting back with a lot of help from 20 of her friends.

Rachel Bibby (35), of Great Bowden, was diagnosed with breast cancer in June last year.

She has had six sessions of chemotherapy and has recently had a mastectomy.

Rachel and 20 of her female friends have decided to take on the Moonwalk in London next month.

They will be wearing brightly decorated bras for the 26.2-mile trek on May 10, to raise funds for the Walk the Walk charity to continue its fight against breast cancer.

The Bibby’s Boobies team will be starting out from Clapham Common at midnight.

They will be joining thousands of other women on the night, all of them determined to do their bit to beat breast cancer.

Verity Davis, one of Rachel’s friends who will be taking part in the Moonwalk, said: “Although there is still some way to go, Rachel has defied the opinions of the medical team at every turn, keeping her hair and not having many of the awful side effects she was prepared to get.

“Throughout this process, Rachel has remained incredibly positive and upbeat, which we are sure has gone a long way to help her beat this horrible disease.

“We all wanted to do the moonwalk to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer, but also to celebrate what an inspiration Rachel has been to us all and her young family.”

The team has been training in Harborough’s surrounding countryside most weekends, making use of the time together to train and chat.

They have also been helped by Results Health and Fitness, the new gym at Market Harborough Rugby Club, which has given the women a free class to help them build up their stamina,

To sponsor the team visit https://moonwalklondon2014.everydayhero.com/uk/bibbys-boobies-team-giving.

 

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