Having completed Race for Life twice with Becca, my beautiful and amazing BFF, I didn't imagine the third time I would be running would be under such different circumstances. In November 2017, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer and began Chemotherapy one week before Christmas. I saw in the New Year with hair on my head and a slightly lumpy right breast. By the time race day arrives, I will have completed Chemotherapy, will hopefully be sporting a rather fetching pixie hair cut and will be saying goodbye to my killer boobie a week afterwards.
Life continues with Cancer. I am a Daughter, I am a Mummy, I am a Wife, I am a Sister and I am an Auntie. Friends have called me a range of other things since the news broke of my journey; inspirational, wonder woman, brave, I just call myself Char.
Some good has to come from this and I will continue my fight for the future triple negative warriors. I am already part of a trial for new medications and research. I have shared my journey openly with all who have asked to help break down the barriers around cancer and the treatment involved, I have shared my journey on Facebook and I will continue to do so and raise awareness of Breast Cancer and Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Through all of this, I have done it with positivity and pride and a smile on my face.
Now it is your opportunity to help to so I'm handing the challenge over to you. You choices are;
- Add a few £££'s to the pot to help fund vital research into the battle that is Cancer
- Join me, my family and friends in Bournemouth and walk (I'm not running) the 5k to raise awareness of Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Sorry girls only can walk but the men in my life are going to be walk the cliff top and then head to the pub! Join my Fundraising team!
- Check your boobs and bumps and learn your body. ANY changes get your ass to the GP without delay!
Thank you for reading and your continued support
Lots of Love