A SHEFFIELD mother is refusing to let her treatment for breast cancer hold her back from joining the first Light the Night walk through Ecclesall Woods in aid of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.
Since being diagnosed in January, Michelle Foster, aged 42, has had an operation to remove the tissue, chemotherapy at Weston Park and is now having three weeks of radiotherapy.
Even though she has a back condition unrelated to her cancer treatment, which affects her ability to walk distances, Michelle plans to cover as much of the 4.5km route as she can on Saturday, September 15. She will be joined on the torch-lit sponsored walk by more than 20 family members and friends including husband Martin, 47, and, son Ben, 14.
Michelle, of Low Edges, said she was shocked to be diagnosed but had coped by taking each stage of the treatment step by step.
“I am a positive person but the support of my family and friends has made such a difference in helping me through this time. I have also received fantastic support from nurses at the hospital and want to do this event to thank them for their care and raise funds to help future cancer patients like me.”
www.wphcancercharity.org.uk/light or ring 226 5370.