Olivia’s birthday run for Lexy

Alexander Strong (7) of Burnham Rd, Epworth, who a rare form of children's cancer called Neuroblastoma is pictured at home with his sister Olivia, cousin Isobel and pet dog Tilly.
Alexander Strong (7) of Burnham Rd, Epworth, who a rare form of children's cancer called Neuroblastoma is pictured at home with his sister Olivia, cousin Isobel and pet dog Tilly.

Birthday girl Olivia Strong of Epworth is to join mum Maxine and the ‘Runaway Brides’ who race for life this month in memory of Olivia’s brother Alexander.

Brave Olivia will spend her tenth birthday evening at Doncaster’s Race for Life, before the group return to Thurlow fields, where supporters are invited to join them for a mass lantern send-off for Lexy, who died in January of the rare cancer neuroblastoma.

Both Olivia and Maxine will run in green - Lexy’s favourite colour, and all the women will wear his picture. To sponsor the Runaway Brides visit http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/run-away-brides