Sylvia’s Journey

As part of:
Pink Ribbon Trek El Camino

Sylvia Maunder

Carterton, Carterton

$50.00 raised

$ target

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Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. I’m supporting kiwi women by raising money for The Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand.

If you are like me you are well aware of the statistics where eight women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand. The money I raise from this page will be used to fund vital research projects and medical grants to help improve the survivorship of breast cancer in New Zealand. It will also help support kiwi women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer through services such as counselling and rehabilitation programmes.

My mother died from breast cancer at the age of 56 in January 1977 never having the opportunity to see her youngest grandchild who was born 4 months later. I was an only child so my three should have been her three grandchildren.

In November 2012 I received the same devastating diagnosis after a month of Dr’s visits and painful tests. As my husband drove me home from Lower Hutt to Carterton, the radio station played a song from the artist called Pink with the lyrics ‘I’ve had a s***t day’. I surely had had a s***t day that day and I knew there would be many more to follow and they did.

I had caught the cancer early between the triennial free mammogram tests. After a Wide Local Excision in November 2012 I completed my treatment at the end of March 2013 and this year I celebrate 5 years Cancer Free, a good reason, I thought, to give something back to BCF. So I have signed up to do the El Camino Trek and to raise money for BCF.

Please consider making a donation today, anything will help. I cannot do this alone but with your support we can make a difference.