Mum with cancer gets help from her family to raise £1,650 for charity

Mum with cancer gets help from her family to raise £1,650 for charity

by Tom Martin (June 2020)

AN Ormskirk mum who was diagnosed with cancer has helped raise £1,650 for charity after taking part in a walking challenge.

Paula Cann, 50, along with six members of her family, signed up for the ‘Walk in Her Name Step Challenge’, in aid of Ovarian Cancer Action.

It involved the family having to record 295,000 steps between them in a month, in recognition of the 295,000 women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer around the world every year.

Paula was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016 and since then she has undergone a number of operations and treatment.

Despite the target of 295,000 steps, Paula and her family easily surpassed this figure but kept going to complete as many as possible!

Her proud husband, Ray, said: “Despite setbacks she continues to show an inspirational strength. In May last year, just before chemotherapy, she ran the 5k Pretty Muddy for Cancer Research, then in September she organised an afternoon tea party for Maggie’s, a charity providing free  cancer  support, raising over £700.”

“Only last month she and our family signed up for the 295k Step Challenge, raising £1,650 along the way.”

To read more about ovarian cancer and to get more information, visit the website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ovarian-cancer/

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