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Upminster mum to take part in Pink Ribbon Walk for Breast Cancer Care

PUBLISHED: 16:24 04 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:24 04 May 2018

L-R: Jeanette with husband Tony Baird and mum, Pat.

L-R: Jeanette with husband Tony Baird and mum, Pat.

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A mum who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, is set to walk 10 miles at the Pink Ribbon Walk to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care.

Jeanette Baird, 51, from Upminster, will be taking part in Breast Cancer Care’s Pink Ribbon Walk event at the Audley End House and Gardens Pink Ribbon Walk on June 9.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2017 after noticing subtle changes to her breast.

Jeanette said: “When they told me I had breast cancer I was shocked. I had gone to the appointment on my own because I wasn’t expecting it to be anything serious.

“It didn’t hit me that I had cancer until later on.”

The mother-of-two had a mastectomy followed by chemotherapy and has just completed radiotherapy.

During her treatment she used Breast Cancer Care’s online forums and website for information.

Jeanette will be taking part with her husband, children, 70-year-old mum and two Aunts.

She is now urging all women to be aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

“The changes in my breast were so subtle. If you are ever worried about anything, just go to the doctor and get it checked out,” Jeanette added.

For more information about the Pink Ribbon Walk, visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk/ribbonwalk.

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