Tracey goes the extra mile

Tracey Jackson
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A Sheffield breast cancer survivor is lacing up her walking boots for a 10-mile charity walk.

Tracey Jackson, aged 44, will take part in the Chatsworth Pink Ribbonwalk to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Care, which helped her through her diagnosis three years ago.

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House

Tracey, from Dore, said: “I faced some dark, dark days and Breast Cancer Care became a huge support to me.

“I relied heavily on Breast Cancer Care for information, both through publications and their helpline. I also found the forum very useful as I was able to reach out to other people going through a similar experience for tips to deal with side-effects and for emotional support.

“I now work as a volunteer on the Someone Like Me service which matches people with someone who has experience of the same issues. I also fundraise through events like the Pink Ribbonwalk.

“The long-term effects of cancer treatment mean a 10-mile walk will be a challenge for me. However, I am slowly building up more stamina, and it will be a beautiful setting to walk in.

“My border terrier, Mabel, is enjoying the training and has slimmed down - so it must be doing something!”

The Ribbonwalk will take place on June 21 and will take walkers through atmospheric moors, lush valleys and rolling hills.

Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide support charity helping the thousands of people who are affected by breast cancer. The charity’s specialist nurses, local services and emotional support network mean there is always someone to turn to for information and support.

n Visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk/walk or call 0870 145 0101 to register for a place in the Chatsworth Pink Ribbonwalk.