Run for can­cer aware­ness, funds

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business -

DAWN Glee­son was a healthy 33year-old with two chil­dren aged un­der two when she was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer.

Four years on and she is en­cour­ag­ing women of all ages to be breast aware and to take part in the Mother’s Day Clas­sic fun run and walk to raise money and aware­ness of the dis­ease.

The Mother’s Day Clas­sic com­mit­tee mem­ber and wife of Perth Wild­cats coach Trevor Glee­son said it was im­por­tant to be breast aware from a young age af­ter she found a lump through self-ex­am­i­na­tion .

“It was such a shock to me; I had no fam­ily his­tory, fit­ness was a big part of my life and I ate healthily,” she said

“Be­cause I had never been around any­one who had breast can­cer, I never knew it was some­thing I had to worry about at my age.”

Mrs Glee­son took part in the Mel­bourne event for two years be­fore mov­ing to Perth with hus­band and Wild­cats coach Trevor Glee­son and chil­dren Shae and Taj in 2013.

“I got in­volved in the com­mit­tee here in Perth. It’s such a huge event in Mel­bourne and I saw there was room for growth here,” she said.

“It’s such a great way to spend Mother’s Day.”

The event takes place at 97 lo­ca­tions around Australia on May 10.

Pic­ture: Emma Good­win

Dawn Glee­son with daugh­ter Shae and son Taj.

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