Two sisters will take part in the Great Bristol Run 10k later this month – wearing big boobs as they raise money for two breast cancer charities.
Steph Palmer, from Bristol, and her sister Sarah will run the race on September 25 in memory of a close friend who died of breast cancer aged 31 last year.
Hatti Gayner had supported charities CoppaFeel and Make 2nds Count before dying of secondary breast cancer.
Now, as Steph and Sarah prepare for the race in Bristol, CoppaFeel have provided chest suits for their fundraiser at the race.
Steph said: ‘I’ve never done 10k before and while Sarah did it, that was about 10 years ago so it looks quite daunting – especially when dressed with boobs giants. It will be a great achievement for both of us and it is a celebration of Hatti’s life.
“Seeing us in our suits will make sense when we do the race itself, but when we run around Harborside dressed as giant boobs during our practice, I’m sure we’ll raise a few eyebrows.”
Hatti died on September 17 and would have turned 31 four days after the Great Bristol Run.
Steph, who first met Hatti in 2016 through her work as a professional singer and dancer, said: “Hatti and I were working in Turkey with Tui Hotels and quickly became close friends.
“She was super bubbly, upbeat and super fit and healthy, being a dancer. She also had no family history of breast cancer so it was quite a shock when she was diagnosed in August 2020. We really want to raise awareness of the importance of self control and raising funds for the research.
Before her death, Hatti was doing all she could to support CoppaFeel, the charity which campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of checking for signs of breast cancer – and how to do it.
Hatti had secondary breast cancer and was also keen to support Make 2nds Count, which raises awareness and funds medical research that will help improve the quality of life for patients with the disease.
The Great Bristol Run 10k starts in the city center and takes runners along the bustling seafront, before crossing Spike Island, Wapping Wharf and looping around beautiful Queen Square halfway through.
The runners then pass through Redcliffe before rounding the historic castle grounds on a final section through the old town, before the grandstand finish on Anchor Road.
The half marathon course takes runners along the bustling seafront and along the beautiful and peaceful Avon Gorge passing under the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, before joining the 10km course at Spike Island.
Registration for the Great Bristol Run 10k, Half Marathon and Family Mile taking place on Sunday 25th September is open at greatrun.org/Bristol.