Clare Hynes

Clare's Colchester Half Marathon 2015 page

Fundraising for Breast Cancer Now
raised of £500 target
by 39 supporters
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Event: Colchester Half Marathon 2015, on 29 March 2015
Breast Cancer Now

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RCN in England and Wales 1160558, Scotland SC045584
We fund research and provide support to anyone affected by breast cancer.


I have decided to run the Colchester Half Marathon this year to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a charity very close to my heart.  

My Mum, the most inspirational and positive person I know, was first diagnosed with breast cancer thirty-four years ago. Following successful treatment she remained cancer free for over twenty years but in 2003 she was diagnosed with cancer again and had to undergo further treatment, which thankfully was successful.  Sadly, two years ago she was told that the cancer had returned but this time it had spread to two of her organs and her bones and she cannot be cured. However, with the positive attitude that she has always shown she told her treating consultant, "I don't want to know what you can't do I only want to know what you can do".  She has been receiving Chemotherapy treatment ever since and despite the tiredness, she still gets on with life and remains positive. She is a real fighter and a true inspiration.

It is my mum's positive attitude that has inspired me to take on this challenge.  Although I like to go for a run now and again to keep fit I am by no stretch of the imagination "a keen runner"! However, I am determined to complete this challenge and my training is well underway.  When the going gets tough, I simply think of my mum and the fight she faces everyday, and suddenly my tiredness and aching legs feel like nothing in comparison.

I am truly grateful to Breakthrough Breast Cancer and in particular, Professor Tutt for the amazing work that they do in keeping my mum and others like her alive and living.  

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page and thank you for supporting me.  

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Breast Cancer Now

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RCN in England and Wales 1160558, Scotland SC045584
We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future. By 2050, we believe everyone diagnosed with breast cancer will live – and be supported to live well. But we need to act now.

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