Last November I received the call you never want to receive. The call from a loved one who called to talk because the results of her routine mammogram weren't good and she was just waiting for the confirmation we hoped wouldn't come.
On that call, whilst we cried a lot, we still had hope that the results of the tests would be negative and that she would chalk it down to experience and move on. That sadly wasn't to be the case.
Over the last 12 months she has been through more than you ever want a loved one to go through. Chemo, extensive surgery and now radiotherapy just to be sure it's all gone. There are other horrendous side effects too, unexpected ones, but that's not my story to tell.
She's lucky, if you can ever really ever say that about someone with Breast Cancer, that she's got a fabulous team around her and that hours and hours of research are being done and have been done in the past to prevent, assist, and hopefully eventually eradicate the threat of breast cancer. These amazing developments that research has funded have helped to shape her recovery and will keep her Cancer free.
Breast Cancer Now's ambition is that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and to do that they need to fund the most impactful research. It's important for us, for you, for your friends and family, that they are as successful as possible, as every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer.
I've signed up to Breast Cancer Now's £1000 challenge as if I'm going to try and raise some money I might as well try and raise a substantial amount.
Please help to make the 2050 goal a reality, and help make the pain of the 13 miles mean something more!
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