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All set for the walk.

CANCER survivor Lesley Shaw and her shop Bouncing Back are proud to be making a difference to SunWalk.

The Gateshead store opened in 2004 after Lesley, who had undergone chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a mastectomy, became frustrated with the limited lingerie available for women who had undergone such surgery. A keen supporter of breast cancer charities, mum-of-three Lesley and her team are volunteering at this year's Sun Walk, undertaking activities such as giving out water, marshalling or driving support vehicles on the day. "I've done the MoonWalk, and I wanted to give something back," said Lesley, of Whickham, Gateshead. "The SunWalk's family focus is great because it gives cancer victims an incentive to get fit. It's something to work towards."

Volunteers like Lesley also wear the trademark decorated bras, and the women at Bouncing Back want to join in the fun too.

"Lots of our customers are doing the SunWalk, we'll be having a decorating session in the shop," she added.

If you want to be part of the action then Walk the Walk is always looking for eager volunteers, so visit www.walkthewalk.org for more information.

Bouncing Back can be found on Hopper Street, Gateshead town centre.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 18, 2008
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