After a year where vital cancer trials have been delayed the Race for Life is more important than ever.
My amazing, strong, brave, beautiful and loving sister lost her cancer battle a few weeks ago. Christine had such a positive outlook on life and was a fighter, so we nick named her GI Jane when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer.
After a long breast cancer battle she received the 5 year all clear and she was finally free of all the chemo and the nasty side effects and she was able to grow her hair long again.
In 2018 the big C was back again, this time in her bones. It spread to her spine and finally her brain. Once again Chris, aka GI Jane went through chemo, lost her hair and had to face all the nasty side effects again. Throughout Chris remained positive and determined to beat it, she was one amazing sister and an inspiration.
This time cancer won the battle and it was time for Chris to fly high and get some rest. She fought right to the end. I have 5 sisters and to loose one to cancer is so heartbreaking.
I like to keep fit and eat healthy. I love walking especially long coastal walks and love to dance, but have two left feet at Zumba. Running or jogging doesn’t form part of my trying to keep fit and never has.
This year, in memory of my greatly missed sister and to help raise money in the hope of finding a cure one day I will attempt to run and jog 5k. It’s not far, but it is when I don’t enjoy running and jogging.
Our lives will never be the same without her.
Ladies - check your breasts regularly and get your smear tests done.
Gentlemen - men get breast cancer as well check them. Prostate Cancer and testicular cancer check them and get it checked, don’t be shy.
If you’d like to join the Very 2020 Race for Life community, then sign up at raceforlife.org/2020
We won’t let 2020 stop us.