DONS poured in for an inspiring group of women who dressed up as giant ‘crazy people’ as they scaled England’s tallest mountain.
Ceara Fisher took on the wacky charity challenge this weekend alongside Dawn McMullan and a few friends to mark nearly five years since her mother was first diagnosed with stage one breast cancer.
After intensive treatment, involving six cycles of chemotherapy and 15 sessions of radiotherapy, Ms Fisher’s mother is in remission – and expects her ‘quite clear’ five-year result in December.
In honor of her mother’s battle, Ms Fisher – alongside a team of others – scaled Scafell Pike while donning their giant ‘crazy’ outfits to raise money for the CoppaFeel charity and CancerResearch.
The charity challenge raised an incredible £2,500 for the two charities.
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Ms Fisher, who works as an admissions officer at St Bees School, said: ‘It was the most amazing experience being stopped so many times on the way to the top, to raise awareness about breast cancer and take pictures with other walkers and the giant breast!
“We are so proud of each person on the walk, who more importantly raised awareness of this very common cancer.
“Thank you so much for all the support and the local sponsors too!”
Ms Fisher hopes the challenge has encouraged others to check themselves regularly.
The 36-year-old, who lives in Eskdale, said: “My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago but luckily she was also given the all clear.
“We unfortunately know far too many people who haven’t been so lucky, including family members – and therefore what we would really like to do is raise awareness that the simple fact of feeling your boobies (male and female) can really make a difference.”
Dawn McMullan, another walker, said recovering from cancer herself “really puts life in perspective”.
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The double mastectomy breast cancer survivor said: “Having recently lost two close friends to breast cancer, and I’ve just completed my four years, it really puts life in perspective. We’re doing this to raise a lot of money for two brilliant breast cancer charities, but also to get this vital awareness message out to women and men to check their breasts or pecs once a month.”
The couple would like to thank Woodlands Tea Room at Santon Bridge, Ravenglass Handmade Ice Cream, The Sawmill, Helen’s Herbs and Morrisons for their support in donating raffle prizes to raise funds for the walk.
To make a donation, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/boobiesonscafell