They’re on their way.
Our very own Anne Penman, successful quitter Linda Hardie and Anne’s lovely sister Nichola Gordon are en route to the States to take part in next week’s Susan G. Komen 3-Day™ walk in San Diego to raise money for research into breast cancer.
Linda and Anne have been training in Scotland since the spring while Nichola has been doing her solo training in Ireland. All three have been pounding the streets in all kinds of weather.
‘We have trained for months with tears and laughter along the way,’ says mum-of-two Linda from East Kilbride, who quit smoking with Anne at the start of the year. ‘I can’t believe we are about to embark on this amazing adventure……10 months ago I wouldn’t have walked the length of myself!’
Now the threesome – calling themselves Breast Foot Forward – are feeling very excited, ready and prepared to take up the challenge – and a little apprehensive too.
At the end of each day of the walk they will be welcomed home to the 3-Day camp, complete with a dining tent, hot showers, pink sleeping tents, evening entertainment and various other activities and helpful resources along the camp’s “Main Street”.
‘Anne has done the walk before so knows what to expect,’ says Linda, ‘but Nichola and I are novices!
‘We’ve started our own Facebook page - Breast Foot Forward - so please follow us as our journey starts. We will be sharing our thoughts, feelings and experiences throughout the 3 days and will welcome all motivational feedback that you can give us.
‘And of course a huge thanks to all our family and friends who have sponsored us and supported us so far – it is very much appreciated.’
The Breast Foot Forward team - l to r: Nichola, Linda and Anne