From community jumble sales and awareness days to cycle rides and bake sales it’s clear that through the summer and as we go into autumn, courage and inspiring fundraising stories are in no short supply.
We wanted to celebrate and share with you just some of the stories we have recently received from four fantastic fundraisers. Proof, if it were ever needed that the passion behind your support is undimmed and your generosity is unwavering. A massive thank you to everyone for supporting our research into secondary spread, the main cause of breast cancer related deaths.
Maureen takes on the Wing Walk!
Maureen, from Devon completed a jaw dropping Wing Walk at Dunkeswell Airfield! It was something she has always wanted to do, a born daredevil who did her first skydive in 2018, so when thinking about how to celebrate her 80th birthday she booked her Wing Walk to raise money for our vital research.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017, which is why I wanted to raise donations for Against Breast Cancer and I am pleased to say that I have raised £1,400 for the worthy cause. I felt fine doing the skydive, I absolutely loved it. So it was no surprise that the wing walk didn’t phase me at all. It`s just the sort of thing I enjoy!
Rachel & Lou’s Ladies
Rachel’s sister, Louise was diagnosed with breast cancer 6 years ago, before sadly losing her battle in May. With the support of friends and family, Rachel and her friend Irene formed a team of 12 to complete the Virtual Great North Run half marathon, in memory of her loving sister.
The team have so far raised an incredible £6670 to fund our ground-breaking cancer research to improve detection, treatment and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis.
On the 26th of September, Jane and her daughter walked 16 miles in 6 hours from their house, all the way to Jane’s niece’s house. Her niece has been fighting breast cancer for the last 18 months and has recently received the news that it is no longer treatable.
Jane kept news of the event secret from her niece until 10 days before and has raised an incredible £1,885 for Against Breast Cancer and has been spreading awareness through her local community, friends and family with a message of don’t forget to keep checking yourselves and the importance of being breast aware.
Nick’s Thames Path Challenge
With the Thames Path Challenge unable to go ahead, Nick was as determined as ever to still take on a challenge to raise donations to help fund vital research.
Splitting the route in to two days, Nick walked from Lechlade to Oxford on Saturday and from Reading to Abingdon on Sunday raising a remarkable £905 along the way.
The weekend also marked 45 years since Nick and his wife’s mothers both lost their battle with secondary breast cancer.
Nick was joined on the final part of his walk by our Sports & Community Fundraiser, Molly who saw how much the walk meant to him and described Nick’s courage as nothing short of inspirational.
Why not join our fantastic fundraisers?
If you are planning to take on a sporting challenge or community fundraiser for Against Breast Cancer please let us know, we love to share the stories of our fantastic fundraisers and pass on our heartfelt thanks for your support.
You can contact us by email or call by calling us on 01235 534211.