October – Breast Cancer Awareness month

Early diagnosis

Public awareness campaigns are incredibly powerful and can have a huge impact on people’s survival rates through educating the masses on what to look out for and what to do about it!

October in the UK is breast cancer awareness month. I wrote a blog this time last year about it being everyone’s business to understand the signs that something’s not quite right with your breasts.

This week our Communications team at work filmed me to promote the cause.

Take a look here – it’s always a bit cringing watching and hearing yourself on camera 😬 but hopefully the point is made.

Running 🏃🏼‍♀️

In a few week’s time me and our Maz will be running Leeds Abbey Dash (10K) for the National Hereditary Breast Cancer helpline. They are an amazing charity who provide advice to those who suspect they may have dodgy family genes.

I’m getting back to a normal level of fitness slowly with the help of my personal trainer and it’s the first run I’ve done in about 3 years so wish me luck! I used to run quite regularly and loved it. I’m not at that point yet, but slowly does it.

If you’d like to sponsor me please click here. All donations are welcome and support such a good cause 😁.

Condolence

Finally, it’s with sadness that two of my best friend’s parents died this month – both from cancer and complications following cancer. It’s a stark reminder of the cruelty of cancer, the fragility of life, the resilience people have in the face of adversity, the huge amount of love in the world when faced with extreme grief, and the realisation that it’s ok not to be ok all the time.

RIP Pat and Tony 💗

Liz Spice, 12 October 2018

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