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In the last 12 months cancer has hit us 3 times here at The Westbourne Centre.
Two members of staff are winning their fight against breast cancer, but sadly, another has lost a close family member earlier this year to a brain tumour.
The awesome team at The Westbourne Centre will be showing their support by raising money for two charities close to our ‘Cancer Warriors’ hearts; Marie Curie and Against Breast Cancer.
The staff will work together to walk a combined distance of 10,000 miles over 10 weeks (from Monday 26th March to Monday 11th June). Each staff member has been issued a pedometer and everyone’s steps will count towards the target.
Sue and Lynda have nominated ‘Against Breast Cancer’, who fund pioneering research into new treatments for breast cancer, tools for earlier diagnosis and advice to reduce the risk of recurrence and secondary spread. Working with expert scientists they want to increase the survival rates of all breast cancer patients and ultimately, discover a vaccine against breast cancer.
Marie Curie give care and support to people living with any terminal illness and their families, bringing light in the darkest hours. Leisha has chosen this charity in loving memory of her Dad, Tim, who was supported by Marie Curie in his final week.
"On the 24th March Dad went to hospital feeling unwell. After extensive scans & a biopsy he was diagnosed on the 9th May 2017 with Grade 4 Glioblastoma. After a short journey through chemo and radiotherapy, Dad passed away 8 months later on the 9th January, 2 weeks before his 65th birthday. At Dad’s request, he was laid to rest on his birthday on the 25th January 2018.
5 days before Dad passed away he was transferred from Heartlands Hospital to the Marie Curie Centre in Solihull. This was a blessing for both myself & my sister Laura, as we live just down the road. The care Dad & all the family received during this time was incomparable and something we will all be forever thankful for. Through out his battle Dad remained the most positive, the most upbeat and the most brave of all of us. His love & legacy lives on".
If you would like to support us in our quest and donate to either cause, please speak to Reception, or visit our JustGiving pages.
Against Breast Cancer - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/westbournecentre
Thank you for your support and wish us luck!
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