I've not walked 26 miles non-stop for at least 26 years, and I've never walked all night (as far as I can remember) but I have now had cancer. The year before last, in February 2017 , following a routine mammogram, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and after the operation in March, the rest of the year was around chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I received exceptional treatment and care from all the medical teams involved, I was fortunate, I was able to go into work throughout the treatment, working was a good distraction for me.
I have just passed my 2 year anniversary since the diagnosis and I am all clear, in appreciation for all the care I received, I will be walking the 26 miles Shine Night in London in September with my sisters Claire and Alison and my son Max to raise as much money as we can for the continued critical work carried out by Cancer Research UK .
Each year Cancer Research UK’s scientists get closer to beating cancer, and they’ve helped double survival rates in the last 40 years.
Only with our continued support can they turn this research into breakthroughs that save millions of lives. Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work, so please sponsor me now.