Walking as one


LIZ Guilbert is the friend of a breast cancer survivor. She wanted to do her part to support women like her friend who have battled against the disease and now work to help others.

The Skipton Guernsey employee said she walked in the 2007 event because she knew the sort of work the group did.

'I had a friend who was supported by them.

The Pink Ladies is doing a great job to help sufferers and their families,' she said. 'It is a really good feeling to know you have helped, even in a small way, someone who has suffered. Any one of us could one day have to face this in the same way.' The 42-year-old said there was a great atmosphere during the walk.

There was a sense of camaraderie with all these ladies together,' she said.

It was one of the best events I have ever been to. It is easy for women to chat for 10 miles.' The gym enthusiast said she plans to walk the full 10 miles again this year.

'I didn't do any training before I did the 10-mile walk because I go to the gym a lot,' she said. I did the walk with a friend and will be doing it with her again.' She said she had such a good time because the walk was well organised.

'Everybody said how there were plenty of marshals along the route and how well organised it all was, from the walk to the celebration in The Square at the end of the night.

I have done the Race for Life a few times before. This was relaxed and so well done. I couldn't fault it.

The Pink Ladies did an excellent job and I'm sure they will this year.'

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