Meet Mary, our MDC Community Ambassador
Our MDC Community Ambassador Mary shares her story with us:
“At such a young age, and with no family history of the disease, I couldn't believe how this could happen to me.”
On 1st December 1995, when I was 25, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. At such a young age, and with no family history of the disease, I couldn't believe how this could happen to me. It was by sheer fluke that I happened to find the lump one day as I scratched an itch near my right armpit. I thought, “That's weird!” so I went to my GP and she ordered a mammogram.
Within three weeks I was in hospital having cancer cut out of me. It was a very surreal time in my young life. I was very fortunate that I found it when I did and in the years since I have not had a recurrence.
I have gone on to have a great life; I have had two gorgeous kids, I got to enjoy a fantastic career and I'm so grateful that I took action when I did. I walked in the very first Mother's Day Classic in the late 1990s and have done so ever since.
I walk and raise funds for the people who have not been as fortunate as I have and for those who are living with the disease currently. I'm so pleased to see the event grow as it has and breast cancer research improve over those years.
Our thanks to Mary for sharing her story with us! If you would like to join Mary as one of our MDC Community Ambassadors, please visit our Ambassadors page for more information.