Recovered, ready to run
ALMOST a year after being diagnosed with cancer, Kingsley resident Ros Ferrier is ready to take on this year’s Run for a Reason.
The St Mark’s Anglican Community School teacher was found to have cancer of the bile duct last June and underwent surgery, followed by five months of chemotherapy.
She has returned to work and is “feeling great”, so decided to take part in the event’s 4km walk on May 28.
“I decided I wasn’t going to put things off anymore,” she said. “This is something I can do; it’s a way of giving back.”
The support Mrs Ferrier received while unwell spurred her to fundraise on behalf of the Cancer Council WA.
As well as benefiting from information and services provided by the organisation, she experienced incredible generosity from staff and parents at St Mark’s.
Mrs Ferrier set an initial fundraising goal of $200, which was surpassed within the first day and has continually exceeded targets, having now raised more than $2100.
Kingsley resident Ros Ferrier.