Sheffield bride diagnosed with breast cancer six weeks before wedding set to raise cash for city medics

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A woman diagnosed with breast cancer six weeks before her wedding day is taking part in a sponsored run to raise cash for the Sheffield hospital where she was treated.

Alison Kingfisher, aged 41, from Owlthorpe, found a lump in her breast six weeks before she was due to get married in 2011.

She started radiotherapy after her big day and has now been cancer free for five years.

To say thank you to the medics and staff at Weston Park Cancer Hospital, Alison and her partner, Kristy, have signed up for the annual 10k ‘Run in the Park’ event in Graves Park on July 10.

The couple first took part in the event in 2012 just months after Alison’s treatment had finished.

Alison, who works for a print company, said: “Run in the Park is an incredibly poignant event for both me and Kristy.

“We ran the 10k four years ago, just months after I was first diagnosed and it will be an incredibly emotional day for us as it coincides with the end of my five year hormone treatment for breast cancer.

“Over the last few years our lives have changed dramatically for the better and although it’s a strange way to look at it, cancer has actually improved the quality of our lives and our outlook for the future.

“Before taking part in Run in the Park all those years ago, we had never supported local charities and we were relatively new to running. Now, we do all we can to support the work of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity and we run regularly which has had huge benefits on our physical and mental health.

“Weston Park Hospital saved my life and I will do whatever I can to support this brilliant place for the as long as I am able.

“Run in the Park is a fantastic event.”

To register visit www.runinthepark.org.uk or call 0114 2265370.