Letter to the editor from Jane Atkinson, Breast Cancer Now Pink Ribbon Walk fundraiser.
Breast Cancer Now’s Pink Ribbon Walk events are back this summer and I want to encourage your readers to step forward and sign up for the 10 or 20-mile walks.
I know just how vital research and support is for those affected. In 2019 my mum died from breast cancer. Then, three years later, I was given the devastating news – I had breast cancer in both breasts. Now, after gruelling treatment, I’m glad to say, it’s been 10 years since I was told I had no evidence of disease. I’m so happy to be well and enjoying life.
But I still worry for my daughter and future generations of women and men, which is why I’m taking on a 20 mile Pink Ribbon Walk this summer. This year will be my fifth Pink Ribbon Walk and every time I cross that finish line it feels incredible.
By supporting Breast Cancer Now and taking part in Pink Ribbon Walk, I feel like I’m doing my bit to help those undergoing treatment and those who’ll need it in the future.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Every 10 minutes someone in the UK hears the words ‘you have breast cancer’.
Breast Cancer Now are moving towards a vision that by 2050, everyone diagnosed with breast cancer lives, and is supported to live well. Pink Ribbon Walk events make this possible by raising money for world-class research and life-changing support services, helping thousands living with breast cancer across the UK.
Join me at a Pink Ribbon Walk this summer, to create hope with every step. Sign up today at breastcancernow.org/ribbonwalk to provide support for today and hope for the future.
The nearest walk will be the Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds on 13 May 2023 which is around an hour away. Full details via the link breastcancernow.org/pinkribbonwalks.