Having battled through breast cancer in 2004, Teresa has jumped at the chance to take on a family challenge and Walk The Night with her loved ones to give something back to the charities, who helped her throughout her treatment and recovery. Here, Teresa tells us her story.
On 14 July, Teresa, her husband, son and his fiancé will take part in Walk The Night and aim to complete the full marathon distance, raising vital funds for Breast Cancer Care and Prostate Cancer UK.
Teresa was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, alongside three of her friends, who received the same diagnosis. The four friends were able to support each other throughout the treatment and operations, but sadly one friend lost her battle in 2005. Teresa was able to stay strong throughout her treatments and returned to her role as a Headteacher just six weeks after her mastectomy.
Teresa is no stranger to fundraising for breast cancer charities and has often taken part in sponsored coffee mornings. She also uses events, such as her birthday and wedding anniversaries, to ask friends and family to donate funds rather than buying presents. However, Walk the Night offers Teresa a new challenge, which enables her to take part with her whole family.
“My family were such an amazing support system throughout my entire journey of diagnosis through to my recovery. I’m overwhelmed with happiness that Walk The Night offers us the chance to take on a challenge as a family and raise awareness of the disease that impacted us so much. I’m currently training with my husband and we aim to do one long walk a week. My son and his fiancé are training hard as well in the run up to July.”
Teresa concludes: “Cancer definitely did not beat us, and we shall do as much as we can to stop it from beating others too.”
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