Pippa Middleton Is British Heart Foundation Ambassador
Ellisha Rader Mannering
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If Pippa Middleton thought she had a full schedule before, she is about to become even busier.
The 30-year-old sister of Kate Middleton was recently selected as the new ambassador of the British Heart Foundation.
“I was shocked to learn that nearly three times more women die from coronary heart disease than breast cancer,” she said. “I’m passionate about raising awareness amongst women of this killer disease and I look forward to working with the BHF to highlight to women the risks of heart disease and importantly, how the can reduce them.”
Pippa is very involved with charities and good causes. She is also very active and is currently participating in the Race Across America with her brother. The race started on Saturday and is a 3,000-mile journey from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland.
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Pippa has been excited about the race for months and has worked hard to prepare for it.
“On 14th June, my brother and I, along with six friends will be setting off on a West to East Coast Race Across America (RAAM). This relay cycling event spans 3,000 miles, 12 states and 88 counties. We are aiming to complete this non-stop challenge in eight days, riding between 350 and 500 miles a day,” a JustGiving Foundation page, which appears to belong to Pippa, reads.
“Shortly after this, we will be heading over to Istanbul to take on the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Race. This 6.5km historical swim crosses two continents – Europe to Asia, across one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. We are taking on these two overseas sporting challenges to raise money for two charities that are very close to our hearts.”
She continued, “We’re passionate about raising awareness of this killer disease and money raised from these challenges will go towards funding the British Heart Foundation’s life-saving heart research. The other charity we’re supporting is the Michael Matthews Foundation. Mike tragically died descending the summit of Mount Everest. The Foundation helps to provide education to children all over the world. Mike’s brother James, is part of our team.”
Do you think Pippa will be able to juggle her new ambassador position and her fundraising activities?
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