Meopham walk for trainee nurse diagnosed with cancer
PUBLISHED: 09:48 11 August 2011
»Friends, family and colleagues will be all in pink for a charity walk this month in support of a trainee nurse with breast cancer.
Laura Morrison, 26, of Leander Drive, Gravesend, is organising and taking part in a half-marathon walk through Meopham to collect money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, after her friend and fellow trainee nurse Nicola Hall was diagnosed in May.
She said: “Nicola and I are both studying nursing at Greenwich University. She has had to drop out and undergo chemotherapy. You feel so helpless.
“By doing this you are showing a bit of support.”
Nicola, 26, of Neal Road, West Kingsdown, had a lumpectomy to remove the tumour in her breast and is preparing for another round of chemotherapy.
She said: “I found a dimple in the breast and because there is a history in the family I immediately got it checked and had the operation. The hardest part is the chemo, it leaves you really weak and unable to do much, which I am not good at.”
She hopes to restart her nursing course next year.
Around 40 people, men and women, have signed up to be Pink Ladies and take part in the 13-mile walk, on Saturday, August 20.
Starting in Meopham Green at 11am, they will take a scenic route through Meopham, Luddesdown, Sole Street, Cobham, Shorne and Higham, finishing at the riverside in Lower Upnor near Rochester.
n If you are interested in joining The Pink Ladies on their walk, you can email Laura at thepinkladiesstep firstname.lastname@example.org