A mum-of-three who has undergone a double mastectomy and may need a hysterectomy in her fight against cancer will share her story with 1,300 soldiers when the Pink Army goes into battle at Rother Valley this weekend.
Lindsay Hall, from Clowne, will tell fellow Race for Life runners of her fight for life before the army of fundraisers take part in sponsored 5k and 10k races for Cancer Research UK.
The 33-year-old will be joined at the event on Sunday by 23 of her friends and family in team Boobilicious.
Lindsay, whose three children are aged five and under, was diagnosed with breast cancer two days before Christmas last year and finished her sixth course of chemotherapy last month.
She had a double mastectomy on July 1 and is now considering a hysterectomy after tests revealed she has a faulty gene which puts her at a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer.
The beauty therapist said: “I was a little in shock when I was told I had cancer, but I decided from that day forward that I would man up and pull on my big girl pants as I had a Christmas to celebrate with my husband Jonathan, son Taylor and two six-month-old babies.”
“I’m so honoured to be a special guest at Race for Life. Our team has already raised over £1,200 for Cancer Research UK, which I know will help save lives.
“Race for life has always meant something special to me as so many of my family have been affected by cancer; those that have survived and the ones I have lost. But now, more than ever, it means everything to me.
“And research could mean that I will get to see my three babies grow up and grow old with my husband.
“Cancer is, well to put it simply, pants. But we’re team Boobilicious and we’re ready to kick cancer’s butt.”
To enter Race for Life or to find out more visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.