Tamsin Nelder recently completed an incredible 10-mile walk to the iconic Blackpool Tower and back, whilst surrounded by her wonderful friends and family. Tamsin was motivated to take on this challenge and raise money for our vital research, after being diagnosed with breast cancer 5 years ago and being treated by our charity’s founder Dr Lester Barr MBE. You can read about her brilliant challenge below.
When I discovered a lump in my breast, I went to see a GP at my doctor’s practice, who examined me and told me that I had a fibroid. They did not refer me for any further tests. Fortunately, I was called for a mammogram as I was taking part in an NHS trial for women under the usual age of 50, screening women at the earlier ages of 46 and then three years later at 49. The diagnosis was invasive ductal carcinoma which was heart-breaking to tell my family. If it was not for me being invited for my mammogram it would sadly be a different story for me today.
The challenge was to walk ten miles from the duck pond in Cleveleys to the iconic Blackpool Tower and back to raise donations for Prevent Breast Cancer. Over 30 family members and friends kindly accompanied me. The youngest being 4 weeks old to the oldest being 70 years old. Two dogs also came along. As well as the locals, others had travelled from York, Stockport, West Didsbury and Formby in order to walk in support. It was a very happy day. The sun was shining and as so many people enjoyed themselves we are hoping to make it an annual event. Everyone would be welcome to join us.
The generosity of the donations raised a staggering and hugely pleasing £3000 for Prevent Breast Cancer.
WHY PREVENT BREAST CANCER
My sister underwent treatment for breast cancer at the age of 30 and I was also diagnosed and treated at the age of 49. I chose to support the charity Prevent Breast Cancer as the research is so very important in helping to discover how to prevent this devastating disease for our future generations. I do naturally worry for my own family especially as it has affected both my sister, mother-in-law and I.
A breast cancer free future would save so many lives. Prevent the need for such gruelling treatment in order to fight against it. Stop the tidal wave of upset for so many people.
You can still donate to Tamsin’s incredible fundraiser. If you want to show your support, follow the link to her JustGiving page.