A BRAVE Vale women who had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago needs to raise more than £3,000 so she can tackle the Machu Picchu Inca Trail.
Sally Turner, from Elmley Castle, is preparing to put her best foot forward for one of the world’s most famous treks in order to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Care.
However, in order to fly out to Peru next March for the fundraising trip, Sally needs to raise £3,750.
She was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in 2012 and under went a mastectomy and a lumpectomy.
But, two years later following another cancer scare which turned out to be a false alarm, Sally under went another mastectomy.
Now approaching five years cancer free, she wants to tackle the 26 mile walk to raise funds for the charity which she says played a significant role in helping her to recovery.
“There was a whole team of people responsible for my recovery to whom I will be eternally grateful,” Sally said.
“Breast Cancer Care played a significant role and I would like to be able to help make sure they are able to continue to fund the work they do by raising money for them in this way.
“Since childhood I have loved walking in the countryside especially in hills and on cliff tops.
“These days my two dogs, Brac and Flint, accompany me wherever I walk in the UK. I have wanted to walk the Inca Trail since I first saw pictures of Machu Picchu many years ago.
“By doing it this way I will truly feel I have achieved something worthwhile, although sadly my dogs will have to remain behind as much of this trail is over 3,000 metres, 4,200 metres at the highest point, getting fit will be a big issue but one I am determined to achieve.
“I would like to thank all who donate to this cause and assure you that the money will help many more breast cancer sufferers and survivors.”
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