Kettering woman selected to front new national breast cancer charity campaign

Natasha Goodman's charity photoshoot.
Natasha Goodman's charity photoshoot.

A Kettering woman who beat breast cancer has been selected to front a new campaign for national charity Breast Cancer Now.

Natasha Goodman was diagnosed with HER2 positive breast cancer in 2011, aged just 31.

Her gruelling treatment lasted for 18 months and included a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and Herceptin, which finished at Christmas time in 2013.

But now she has taken part in a photoshoot for the new ‘Now Is Good’ campaign to help encourage the nation to join the now generation and fundraise in fun and effective ways.

The campaign will encourage new and existing supporters to commit to raising money for breast cancer research and will bring UK fundraisers together to make a difference to the lives of those affected by breast cancer, which takes the lives of nearly 12,000 women in the UK every year.

Miss Goodman is passionate about raising awareness of breast cancer, and has done some great fundraising for Breast Cancer Now, raising money to help fund life-saving research.

She said: “This is a cause so close to my heart.

“Thanks to incredible research breakthroughs, more women are surviving breast cancer than ever before, but more than 30 women still die from the disease every day in the UK.

“If research has the funding it needs to continue, by 2050, Breast Cancer Now believes everyone who faces breast cancer will live.

“I want everybody in Kettering to join me and help fundraise for Breast Cancer Now’s vital research to stop women dying of breast cancer in the future– and it starts right now, with each of us.”

Colin Norford, assistant director of national fundraising at Breast Cancer Now, said: “Breast cancer is a heart-breaking disease, and when we hear that yet another life has been lost, it feels like we’re powerless against it.

“But there is something we can do – we are the generation that can change the future for good.

“We know that there are thousands of people out there who have considered fundraising for charity or who are already out there doing it – so we want to encourage them to make 2016 the year they all come together to achieve even more.

“With every cake we bake and every bucket we shake we’re powering research that’s finding new ways to prevent, detect and treat breast cancer until the day when we stop it, once and for all.

“And with you by our side we can make it happen faster.

“We think now is the time to get started.”

To sign up for a free fundraising pack, visit www.breastcancernow.org/nowisgood.