A woman who was diagnosed with womb cancer with the help of a women’s charity is organising an event to raise funds for the organisation.
Cheryl Howe, 34, of Clarence Street, Morecambe, will also be joining forces with a good friend who has also raised money for The Eve Appeal but for very different reasons.
Cheryl said: “The Eve Appeal helped me get my diagnosis for womb cancer. I’d been to my GP and he said it was IBS. I went on the internet and typed in my symptoms and The Eve Appeal popped up.
“I contacted them and they said I should ask for a CT scan which helped me get my cancer diagnosis. I suffer from Polycystic Ovarian syndrome and have also had ovarian cancer and cervical cancer, as well as womb cancer. I have now had a hysterectomy.
“I held a fundraiser last October for The Eve Appeal which raised £1200 and that is how I met Vicky Mount.She lost a friend to ovarian cancer and has done various fundraisers for the charity.
“We have become good friends, and she has been brilliant. She sent me the first text message after my operation which said: ‘keep fighting, hope you are doing well.’ We support the charity for very different reasons, me because they helped me get my cancer diagnosis and Vicky because she lost her friend to ovarian cancer.
“It’s a shame her friend didn’t get to know about The Eve Appeal because they may have been able to help her.This will be the first fundraiser we are organising together.”
The Eve Appeal fundraiser will take place at Trimpell Sports and Social Club on June 26 between 1pm and 6pm and will include children’s activities, singer Ashleigh Wood performing, DJ Trevor Cooke entertaining everyone all day , 45 different stalls, entertainers, Morecambe Cadets doing a show and karate demonstrations. Cheryl said: “All the proceeds will go to The Eve Appeal, which fights women’s cancers through awareness and research.”
If you can help at the event call Cheryl on 07771 700352.