A MUM is urging people to step out and support a good cause.
Hannah Maciver, of Shocklach, is walking 20 miles in this year’s Breast Cancer Care’s Pink Ribbonwalk at Cholmondeley Castle on June 9. The mum-of-three raised more than £7,000 for last year’s event and is calling on other fundraisers to step up and join in to help raise vital funds for the charity.
Hannah, 41, said: “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2010, had a mastectomy in June 2010, and started five months of chemotherapy in July 2010.
“Following chemo I had daily radiotherapy for five weeks and finished my treatment just before Christmas 2010.
“Throughout this time the support I received from the Breast Care Team at the Countess of Chester Hospital was outstanding and has been ever since.
“I also received a lot of support from Breast Cancer Care through its leaflets and online advice – all of which was invaluable and helped me through a really tough time.”
Hannah, a practice nurse, said family support was key throughout her treatment.
She said: “My husband, family and friends were all just amazing and I will never be able to thank them enough for all their love, friendship, laughter and support.” A year on from diagnosis and Hannah felt she was ready to give something back.
She said: “The Pink Ribbonwalk, in aid of Breast Cancer Care, at Cholmondeley Castle came at just the right time.
“Team Star was formed out of close friends and family and together we walked the 10-mile route and raised more than £7,000 for Breast Cancer Care.
“It was a fantastic event in beautiful countryside and something I will never forget.
“As a team we achieved so much and it was very special and emotional to be able to do that with those who have been by your side during difficult times.” Hannah will never forget the help and advice she received. She said:
“If I can give a little back by raising some funds each year for them to use to help others who are diagnosed with breast cancer that means a great deal.
“This year I’ll be doing the 20 mile walk with a team of girlfriends and I’m really excited about it. “Please come and join us for what promises to be a great day and a great challenge – all for a great cause!”