wigs to wishes.org.uk

The “Dawn Hughes Wigs to Wishes Fund” has been set up to enable me to receive further treatment at an Oncology Clinic in Germany where they have had a high success rate in stopping the spread of Cancer in patients and giving them the best possible chance of remission. The Berkshire Cancer Centre have informed me that there is little chance of my Cancer going into remission with the treatment available in this country.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my website. I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself. I'm a wife and mother of 3 young children, Matthew 13, Ellie 10 and Freddie 6. I was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2001 at the age of 36. Following Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy, I was in remission until a chance MRI scan in Feb 2005 for an unrelated problem, detected that the Cancer had returned. I was then diagnosed with Secondary Breast Cancer. The likely prognosis given in February was 18 months to 5 years. I then had to undergo aggressive Chemotherapy, but following the results of a recent bone scan, it was found that the Cancer is still spreading. The treatment in Germany will cost thousands of pounds and for most people like myself, the opportunity for this is a dream. Many of my Family and Friends want to make this dream a reality and are making tremendous fund raising efforts, because without them, I would not be able to seek the treatment that I so obviously need and which is not being offered in this country.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Family Sponsored Walk

Approximately 60 people took part in the Family Sponsored Walk today and what a wonderful time was had by all. The weather was a mix of sunshine and clouds with the odd drop of rain but this didn't deter the crowd walking from the Bottle & Glass, Binfield Heath to the Bird in Hand at Sonning Common. In total everyone walked 11k through woodland and fields and we didn't lose anyone along the way. Having said that, Steve lost me and Freddie the day before when we were putting up the direction arrows to mark the first half of the route. Neither of us had a mobile phone so Freddie and I were beginning to think we'd have to walk home!

I'd like to thank the following people:

Wendy Hines for all her help in organsing the walk and for suggesting the majority of the route (also the book "Pub Walks in Oxfordshire" came in handy).

Stewart Proudman for all his help in designing the sponsorship forms etc.

Julie Denton for doing a car boot sale to purchase the John Lewis gift vouchers. Congratulations to Tony Wallis for winning the raffle prize.

Last but by no means least, I'd like to thank everyone for taking part and to those people who have sponsored the walkers.


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