We’re delighted to announce Pippa Middleton as our newest ambassador.
Pippa will work with us to raise awareness of the importance of heart health amongst women, and heart disease prevention through physical activity and healthy eating.
Pippa explained: “I was shocked to learn that nearly three times more women die from coronary heart disease than breast cancer. 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 they can reduce them.”
On 14 June, Pippa will take part in the 3,000 mile Race Across America cycling challenge before heading to Istanbul to compete in the 6.5km Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race, to help raise funds for our life-saving research. On her return, her bespoke bike will be auctioned on eBay.
Our Chief Executive, Simon Gillespie, added: “We are thrilled to welcome Pippa as a BHF ambassador. Together we can bring greater attention to the area of women’s heart health and help generate the vital funds to support our fight. Heart disease is still seen as a man’s disease and this must change. Nearly one million women in the UK are living with coronary heart disease and one in ten women die from it.”
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