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Valerie at a Pink Ribbon Walk

Valerie had the time of her life as a Pink Ribbon Walk volunteer

Valerie’s passionate about raising breast cancer awareness and doing her bit. When she could no longer take on a Pink Ribbon Walk, she decided to volunteer instead.

Why did you decide to volunteer?

In 2022, I took part in a Pink Ribbon Walk at Blenheim Palace and it was an amazing day. The following year, my foot injury stopped me from walking any distance, so I signed up to volunteer instead. Boy, oh boy did I have fun.

 

Valerie at a Pink Ribbon Walk
Valerie cheering on the walkers alongside other volunteers

How did your volunteering go?

On the day of the walk, I made my way to the marquee where Breast Cancer Now staff and fellow volunteers warmly greeted me. I donned an orange T-shirt and a high-vis jacket.

The staff briefed us before they took us to our first station. From there, we directed people who were driving to the site.

Throughout the day, I cheered, sang, and even danced at different cheer points. It was great to encourage and motivate the amazing walkers. Later, I joined other volunteers and staff at the finish line, and that was great fun.

Valerie at a Pink Ribbon Walk
Valerie cheering on walkers at the finish line

What did you enjoy most about volunteering?

It was wonderful to give medals to the people I’d seen on the route. The sheer joy and sense of pride were second to none.

It was inspiring to see the fantastic contributions the walkers made towards Breast Cancer Now’s vision. Its vision is that by 2050, everyone diagnosed with breast cancer will live and be supported to live well.

Valerie at a Pink Ribbon Walk
Valerie by the Pink Ribbon Walk finish line

What advice would you give to someone who is considering volunteering?

If someone asked for my opinion on volunteering at a Pink Ribbon Walk, I would say what are you waiting for?. The Breast Cancer Now staff will support you, and there’s a role for everyone.

In the words of Valerie, what are you waiting for?

You can join our brilliant volunteers and help support the walkers on the day. We’d love to have you on board.

 

Pink Ribbon Walk volunteer

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