WALK THE WALK Raising money for cancer research
Through events such as The Moonwalk London, Walk the Walk has raised over £121 million, funding vital research into breast cancer. Here, four women share their stories...
‘My life is much more balanced now’ Since being diagnosed with cancer, Yin Yeung, 42, has carved out time for the things that matter to her
My pre-cancer life was a hectic one – I had two young girls and worked full time. I didn’t have any me-time and never did any exercise.
I wasn’t even going to bother with the routine medical organised by work in April 2016 because I was too busy. I’m so glad I went. I was offered a mammogram even though I was only 41, and that’s when my breast cancer was picked up. It was a complete shock.
I immediately gave up work to focus on my treatment, which included a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Treatment was very hard and at times I felt filled with despair. But it was once it was finished that I struggled emotionally. Moving on is almost as tough as living through the treatment because you worry it might come back. Cancer changes your life for ever.
I’m learning to manage my fears. I’m back at work and I make sure I carve out more time for myself. I go out with friends, plan holidays and I’ve finally started to learn how to swim. I’ve also done the Moonwalk and felt a real sense of achievement when I managed to complete the 26.2 miles.
I’ve worked hard to make changes to my lifestyle. I want to show everyone, especially my two beautiful girls, that positive things can come out of cancer.
A night to remember: Moonwalk London