Time to do something a little crazy....
As you may know, breast cancer is a subject that is very close to my heart, or should I say my Boobs!
I have been blessed to have passed the 5 year survival milestone, and as such feel that its the right time for me to participate in a major fundraising activity for women's cancers.
In May 2020, I’m challenging myself to walk 35km in one day as part of the Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer. I’m doing it to raise much needed funds for women’s cancer research right here in WA at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.
There is so much more to be done to ensure that the women of WA – be they our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends or loved ones who are faced with a cancer diagnosis have the best treatment possible.
I will be training hard (including on my bike :-P) in the lead up to the event. I would be so grateful if you could support me by making a donation to my fundraising page, or by joining me on this walk.
Don't forget to check your boobies!!
My Activity Tracking
My target 35kms
Make a self
Crunch time - and a new incentiveSo, as for much of 2020, plans to complete the Women’s Walk for Cancer in May were scuttled by COVID-19. But as this cause is too important, plans have been made for participants to walk as smaller teams in September.
Time to get serious!!
With the madness of Christmas and school holidays out of the way it's time to get serious with my training. Whilst I try to do Pilates 3 or 4 times a week and ride to work during the week, it's time to actually get walking!!
Today I did my 1st serious training walk - 6km along the Swan River in Mount Pleasant. Such a beautiful spot, makes me wonder why I have never done it before! Hopefully I will get another training session in over the weekend around work.
February marks 6 years since I first noticed that something was not quite right with my right breast. I was experiencing an intermittent pain in my breast that would not go away. When out with Nath to celebrate our wedding anniversary I mentioned it to him and he supported my decision to have it checked by my GP. From there it was a whirlwind of scans and biopsies. I feel we both knew we were in trouble the moment that first mammogram showed something not quite right. I will always consider ourselves so very lucky that firstly I trusted my gut instinct against the Dr's thoughts that there was nothing to worry about and that Nath does the job he does.
This February I will once again go and have my boobs squished, but after ticking over the magical 5 year mark, feeling less anxious and more confident of a continued clean bill of health.
Just recently I had a dear friend message to say her mum had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. My heart breaks for her mum and her family that they have to go through this, but feel confident of a positive outcome. Thanks to the fabulous work of researchers such as those at the Perkin's Institute, treatment options have advanced even in the few short years since my own diagnosis. A cancer diagnosis will always be frightening but I honestly believe that it need not be as scary as it once was.
Big kisses to all,
Thank you to my Sponsors
Kel Audie And Will
Kate And Rob Hobson
Heather & Mike Davis
Hawaiian Matched Giving
Ashley & Felicity Stewart
Fil @ Mil Davis
Sue And Alan Spencer
Sharryn, Cassidy, Samuel And Matt Ellis
Andrew J Stewart