Stepping up to help
BREAST cancer survivor Carrie Tatlow is one of the lucky ones.
The Floreat mother was diagnosed with the most common form of women’s cancer three years ago, but early detection meant she did not have to undergo chemotherapy after a lumpectomy.
As a way to celebrate her survival and pay tribute to those not as lucky, Mrs Tatlow and a group of friends will walk 42km in the Walk for Women’s Cancer on Saturday.
“This will be my third year,” she said.
“I was waiting in the doctor’s office one day and I picked up a flyer for the Walk for Women’s Cancer and decided to get a team of friends together to raise money and awareness for women’s cancers.”
One in eight Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and while ovarian cancer is rare, the five-year survival rate is only 43 per cent.
Mrs Tatlow’s walking team has rallied each year to support her and this year hosted an ‘Evening Under the Stars’ with 80 of their closes friends and family to fundraise.
The event raises funds for the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research, in particular for ovarian and breast cancer research.
Carrie Tatlow (centre) will be walking with friends Sandie Jubber and Caroline Kelly.