A stage four breast cancer ‘‘thriver’’ is using her experience to support others struggling with the disease.
While Cromwell woman Anthea Lawrence does not subscribe to having the ‘‘C’’ word — she refers to it as rogue cells — she has been receiving treatment since being diagnosed in early June.
Mrs Lawrence has made a ‘‘spur of the moment’’ decision to hold an ‘‘almost 5km’’ Pink Ribbon Walk from the Cromwell Yacht Club to Pinot Junction in Old Cromwell on Sunday to raise funds for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
‘‘I wanted to just show that even though it’s still there, I can still get out and about and help out and bring awareness,’’ she said.
‘‘The Breast Cancer Foundation, they do a huge amount of work and support for people, so I just want to help out other women who might be in a similar situation.’’
The walk is a casual affair — but participants must wear pink.
People are invited to join Mrs Lawrence at 9am to start the walk, and to make a donation online to the foundation.
Pinot Junction would also give a percentage of sales made to those taking part to the foundation.