Jane and her friends organised their own Pink Ribbon Walk to show their support for loved ones affected by breast cancer.
‘Last year, my friends and I were getting ready to sign up for the iconic Pink Ribbon Walk. A lot of us had connections to breast cancer. I was diagnosed with DCIS in 2007 and had a mastectomy, my best friend was diagnosed in 2017 and we have other friends affected by the disease. We wanted to walk for Breast Cancer Care as they show support for people diagnosed with breast cancer beyond treatment.
‘We ran into some complications with our planning for the Pink Ribbon Walk. After a bit of research however, I discovered we could create our own walk. I started planning a route from our cottage in Dunwich in Suffolk. It was a 12 mile walk, ending with us returning along the beach. I got a group together, The Blister Sisters, and we set off.
‘It was great being able to walk at our own pace – we’re naturally competitive, so find it difficult to try not to beat everyone else! There was a great sense of camaraderie, and we had the chance for a good gossip and a catch up.
‘Walking past the beautiful coastal scenery was wonderful, we got great encouragement from strangers and ended our day with champagne, foot pampering and a barbecue in the garden.'
Walk for everyone affected by breast cancer, your way. Bring together friends and family and enjoy your own sponsored walk, wherever you choose to do it.