Denise Lewis, ambassador, Breast Cancer Care, writes:

Like many others, I have had close family and friends ­affected by breast cancer. That is why I am encouraging ­everyone to take a step forward for women with breast cancer this summer and sign up to a Pink Ribbonwalk to raise vital funds for leading charity Breast Cancer Care.

With five-, 10- and 20-mile walks to choose from, you can get together with friends and family in some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside and iconic cities, including Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, Polesden Lacey in Surrey, Chatsworth in Derbyshire, Stourhead in Wiltshire, London and Glasgow.

I have taken part in five Pink Ribbonwalks now and it really is so much more than just a day out.

Sadly, every year 60,000 people will receive the devastating news that they have breast cancer. But with your help the charity can continue to offer them vital care, support and information every day from day one.

Also, May is National Walking Month, so there’s no better time to lace up your boots and take a step forward for women with breast cancer.

You can sign up for a Ribbonwalk near you at ribbonwalk.

Please join me and lend your support this summer.