Patricia Scappaticci swapped coffee and cake for walking during lockdown. Read more about her story below.
I was treated at the Nightingale Centre in 2011 , for bi-lateral breast cancer and spent twelve months under the wonderful care of the Team there.
I’ve stayed connected with Prevent Breast Cancer ever since.
I’d planned to join the ‘Pink March’ on the 18th May and thought about the terrible impact on PBC Research, through lack of fundraising from the many events being cancelled due to COVID 19.
I decided at the start of ‘lockdown’ to substitute money usually spent on coffee, cake and chocolate to PBC but through the challenge of my daily exercise allowance.
I became highly motivated each day to walk more, as it was challenge, having recently had hip surgery.
I loved the daily commitment of walking, enjoying my own company and in lovely weather.
I often wore my PBC T shirt to remind me why I was walking, as well as publicise this important charity.
On the 18th May I finished my challenge……fitter, healthier and also having lost weight!
I’m amazed! Giving up a ‘small luxury’ for a short time, has resulted in being able to make a generous donation to PBC, this vitally important local charity.
Walking is definitely part of my daily routine now.
So for my next challenge…..watch this space.