Survivor stands tall for her third Pinkribbon Walk at Hampton Court Palace

Veteran: Carol McHale wants you to get involved

Veteran: Carol McHale wants you to get involved

First published in News Richmond and Twickenham Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A breast cancer survivor will walk 10 miles to raise money at this year’s Pink Ribbonwalk.

Carol McHale, 67, who had breast cancer diagnosed in 2007, will take part in the walk this month, starting in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.

The mother-of-two, who had a lumpectomy and radiotherapy, is looking forward to taking part in the walk alone when she celebrates seven years in the clear.

The claims assessor, from East Grinstead, said: “I am a solitary walker. I like walking alone as it’s nice because you meet people on the way round and chat to people and it is amazing how much you share with others.

“I am really looking forward to walking in the beautiful location and because it is quite flat.”

Mrs McHale, who walks three to four times a week, will take part in her third walk during the event on Saturday, May 17.

Her eldest sister died from cancer aged 24, and both her parents had the disease.

She said: “It is an amazing uniting thing because you meet so many people and most people there have been affected by breast cancer in some way.

“It is great that so many people come together to help a good cause.”

For her fundraising page, visit justgiving.com/carol-mchale1.

Registration for the walk, which features a 10 or 20-mile route, will close on Monday, May 12, but walkers can still sign up on the day.

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