A charity walk after party for a young Bermondsey woman with incurable cancer will take place on July 3 at the St Peter and The Guardian Angels’ Church, Paradise Street.
The charity walk is for Tilly Browne, 24, who was diagnosed four years ago with breast cancer and Li–Fraumeni syndrome, an extremely rare disorder which leads to early-onset cancer.
While the breast cancer can be treated, Li-Fraumeni cannot. The ultra-rare condition, which affects less than 500 families across the globe, will continue to plague Tilly with cancer for the rest of her life – proving fatal unless a cure is discovered.
The News previously reported how after Tilly was diagnosed, her mum Janet got tested and was also diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as her sister being diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Friends and family of Tilly organised ‘Tilly’s Walk for Life’ to help raise money for travel costs, treatment, and the George Pantziarka TP53 Trust, a charity supporting families dealing with Li-Fraumeni.
Tilly’s aunt, Suzan Crawley, previously told the News: “It’s vital everyone comes together to support them, they have all been in and out of hospital at the same time. This is where friends come in.
“They are an inspiration, they’ve just marched on and got on with everything. And the people at Guys’ Hospital have been brilliant – they even said they might name a bed after the family.”
The walk, which 70 people have already signed up to, starts at 9am on July 3 on the green at Westminster Bridge and will end at Tower Bridge.
The after party will run from 1-7pm and feature a bouncy castle, face painting, raffles, auctions, DJ Noel and much more to come.
For more information about Tilly’s Walk for Life, visit http://bit.ly/28Il8oJ