Cancer survivor to walk in memory of her mum who died from the same disease

Claire Sanders with her daughter Karina Bird

Claire Sanders with her daughter Karina Bird

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A cancer survivor will take part in a charity walk in memory of her mum who died from the same disease.

Claire Sanders, 63, a former teacher from Wymington, is taking part in the Walk for One Million, a 10k fundraising walk organised by charity Target Ovarian Cancer.

Claire is an ovarian cancer survivor who, when she was just 20-years-old, lost her mother to the same disease.

By taking part in the Walk for One Million Claire’s team – The Country Bumpkins, which includes her daughters Karina and Cheryl – hopes to spread awareness of ovarian cancer and raise funds to support Target Ovarian Cancer’s important work.

They are urging fellow county residents to join them and take part in the Walk for One Million.

Target Ovarian Cancer works to save lives through funding research into new treatments, and provides support and advice to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

The Walk for One Million, which takes place at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire on October 7, is an opportunity for people to get together to make a difference to women with ovarian cancer.

Claire said: “Each year 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

“I am very lucky to have survived, because each day in the UK 12 women lose their lives to the disease.

“By taking part in the Walk for One Million my daughters and I will also be raising money to help Target Ovarian Cancer continue their vital work supporting women with ovarian cancer and funding research into new treatments.

“It would make a huge difference if more Northants people could join me on the Walk for One Million by signing up at www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/walkforonemillion.

“Alternatively you can sponsor me at www.justgiving.com/countrybumpkinsteam.

“Together, with every step taken, and every pound raised, we will get closer to beating ovarian cancer.”

The Walk for One Million, in association with Woman and woman&home, is open to men and women, individuals and teams.

A registration fee of £25 includes entrance to the walk, and a celebratory afternoon tea afterwards.

A team is a minimum of five people, with every fifth person getting free registration.

Participants must be 16 or over and there is a minimum sponsorship target of £150, but walkers can raise as much money as possible.

For more details or to sign up to take part visit www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/walkforonemillion.