'I was diagnosed with Grade 3, Stage 3 Breast Cancer in February 2016. At that time, and before commencing treatment, it seemed important to set myself some long term goals and the arctic marathon seemed the ideal challenge.
I have been successfully treated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery and I received an injection of herceptin every 3 weeks until June 2017. The cancer has been effectively blasted. I am recovering well and I am back at work and enjoying life and living.
My experience of cancer was made better because of the amazing support from friends, family, colleagues and of course the NHS, but also several charities that support people affected by cancer. I am now fundraising so that others can receive the same level of support.
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer. This is an alarming statistic but treatment and recovery rates are positive and charities such as Walkthewalk exist to support people affected by this dreadful illness. Please donate
I am entering the arctic marathon with a friend Lisa Cox and we have registered as professional fundraisers for walk the walk.
We are required to notify you of the following:
"All Participants taking part in a Walk the Walk (WTW) overseas challenge are required to pay their own costs in taking part in the events. If a participant raises more than £2999.99 WTW will potentially refund part of the costs of their challenge. When a participant is entitled to a refund of more than £1,000 they are required to declare to you that they will receive some money from your donation. In this case Sharon milton and Lisa Cox will receive between £520 and £3,170 depending on our fundraising levels. This is the Notifiable Amount set out in the Charities Act 1992.