Thursday, 28 November 2013

Thornham Marina Supports BREAKTHROUGH BREAST CANCER! Here's Why...

Each year we send out Christmas cards to all our wonderful boat owners, but this year we are doing something different.

Thornham Marina is donating to www.justgiving.com/luluboys for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Here is the reason why...

Louise Boys is a determined, inspirational and beautiful young lady, a wife, mother of 3 and a very dear friend of Thornham Marina. Things could have been a lot different for Louise. Louise is taking part in the Brooks HellRunner in January 2014.

This is Louise's story:

"The charity I have chosen to get muddy for is BREAKTHROUGH BREAST CANCER and this is why...

Last year I was diagnosed with DCIS, which is an early form of breast cancer. I had to have a mastectomy and fortunately didn't need to receive any further treatment. This year my Mum was also diagnosed with breast cancer and had to have a mastectomy. She is ok but will need on-going treatment for the next five years.

I was sent an email by a friend asking if anyone wanted to do Brooks HellRunner, she had recently signed up. The Brooks HellRunner takes place at Longmoor Military Training Camp, nr Borden, and is (to quote the website) "trail running at its toughest and most enjoyable. It is 10 -12 miles of challenging off-road running... tough, twisting trails... including the famed Hills of Hell and the Bog of Doom!"

I was tempted but knew I wouldn't go through with it without some sort of incentive. So I entered and I am doing it for charity. I figured if I took everyone's money then I would have to do it, no chickening out!!

Did you know that around 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK? That's one person every 10 minutes. With your help I am trying to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, so that people like myself, my Mum and the thousands of other people touched by breast cancer can hopefully one day say 'We Beat Cancer'.

Thank you for your support." 

If you would like to support Louise in her tough challenge, you can visit her just giving page, www.justgiving.com/luluboys to donate. Thank you.

The Thornham Team

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