In June 2022, Lisa Saveall and a group of friends took on the tough challenge of Pretty Mudder 5k in memory of their dear friend, Kaz. In this blog Lisa discusses their motivation for taking on the challenge, and why they decided to fundraise for Prevent Breast Cancer.
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE?
We did it in memory of a colleague who we lost earlier in the year to Stage 4 Breast Cancer, she was 58. We’d all worked with her for such a long time. For me, she was on my team when I joined HSBC in 2001. It was just a huge shock to us all that she went from being diagnosed to passing away within months. There wasn’t anyone who didn’t love Kaz, she was just that mothering type of person who was always the life and soul of any social event. Also, my Mum died of the same cause at the age of 56 so it will always be close to my heart.
WHAT DOES A BREAST CANCER FREE FUTURE MEAN TO YOU?
EVERYTHING – watching someone go from fit and healthy to passing away is incredibly sad and it will stay with those affected for their lives. Let’s hope a cure is found and we can PREVENT it. We hope that one day people won’t lose such special people in the future so soon.
Lisa and team have raised an amazing £2,900 so far. There is still time to donate, follow this link to show your support!
ABOUT PREVENT BREAST CANCER
Prevent Breast Cancer is the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer – we’re committed to freeing the world from the disease altogether. Unlike many cancer charities, we’re focused on preventing, rather than curing. Promoting early diagnosis, screening and lifestyle changes, we believe we can stop the problem before it starts. And being situated at the only breast cancer prevention centre in the UK, we’re right at the front-line in the fight against the disease.
Join us today and help us create a future free from breast cancer. If you have any questions or concerns, email firstname.lastname@example.org today.