Finish line in sight for Robyn
“My cancer journey began in May 2015. I had just turned 45 and had my first free mammogram. The results were not good. I had stage two breast cancer. Two surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation followed.
During my treatment I was overwhelmed by support from family and friends, and also from Cancer Society. Having my community liaison nurses coming in to check on me, especially after having chemo, was so reassuring. Until my own cancer journey, I didn’t realise what services were available from Cancer Society.
With my treatment now over, I want to do something to give back. That’s why I’ve signed up to take part in the 12k Traverse (part of the Auckland Marathon) to raise funds.
A month ago I struggled to walk across a carpark, but I’m now going to the gym again and have a personal trainer who believes, with some hard work, that this goal is very achievable.
I know I am not going to be first over the finish line, but I am determined to cross it!”
To read about Robyn's progress and donate to her marathon challenge, visit her fundraising page here.
Watch Robyn's video below: