Cancer sufferer's Midnight Walk bid

AN Ipswich woman suffering from breast cancer is preparing to take part in a charity walk - a month after she has had a mastectomy.Julie Collis, 42, of Glenhurst Avenue, was diagnosed with breast cancer last October and has since had the tumour removed and chemotherapy.

AN Ipswich woman suffering from breast cancer is preparing to take part in a charity walk - a month after she has had a mastectomy.

Julie Collis, 42, of Glenhurst Avenue, was diagnosed with breast cancer last October and has since had the tumour removed and chemotherapy. She is due to have a mastectomy in April and will undergo a course of radiotherapy treatment, and then on May 22, she is fully prepared to complete the eight-mile Midnight Walk to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice.

Mrs Collis said: “I was diagnosed, ironically, in Breast Cancer Awareness month after I found a dimple, not a lump.

“Some weeks are better than others and the chemotherapy has left me feeling drained and losing my hair was quite upsetting, but also liberating.

“I am determined to do the Midnight Walk this year with my friends as it is such a good fun night and it's a worthwhile cause.

“I am a positive person, there are people a lot worse off than me. I will beat this cancer.”

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As Mrs Collis is a big Ipswich Town Football fan, the charity and club arranged for her to meet players at the Portman Road ground today in a bid to spur her on.

To register or to find out more visit www.midnightwalkipswich.co.uk or call 01473 707043.