Days before Race Across America, Pippa Middleton is announced ambassador of the UK organization.
When she’s not rocking the streets of London in stylish outfits or fawning over her little nephew Prince George, Pippa Middleton’s charitable responsibilities keep her plenty busy. The British Heart Foundation, a UK charity focused on fighting heart disease and preventing premature death, has named Pippa Middleton ambassador for the organization. The sophisticated Brit has taken the honor just days before an upcoming cycling race in the states that she and brother, James Middleton, will be taking part in. The choice, we agree, is a good one.
The young sister of Duchess Kate Middleton expressed her desire to help and contribute to women fighting heart disease.
"I was shocked to learn that nearly three times more women die from coronary heart disease than breast cancer," Middleton said in a statement released by the BHF. "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 the can reduce them."
The youngest Middleton sibs are taking part in Race Across America, which commenced on Saturday and is a ride benefitting various charitable causes. Starting in Oceanside, California, the distance is 3,000 miles and ends in Annapolis, Maryland.
From a JustGiving foundation website, Pippa shares her upcoming ride.
"On 14th June, my brother and I, along with six friends will be setting off on a West to East Coast Race Across America (RAAM). This relay cycling event spans 3,000 miles, 12 states and 88 counties. We are aiming to complete this non-stop challenge in eight days, riding between 350 and 500 miles a day."
Based on Pippa’s derriere attention after the royal wedding in 2011, we trust that her glut muscles will come in serious handy on the long journey. With everything the royal family has going on, it's admirable that Pippa has found a way to continue giving back while also enjoying the ride.
Photo Credit: JustGiving.com