Young Stourbridge cancer sufferer gears up for Race for Life

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A YOUNG Stourbridge mum is celebrating the end of gruelling chemotherapy treatment to raise funds to help other cancer sufferers.

Jolene Spillane, aged 30, was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in August last year, but six months on she is marking finishing her latest course of treatment by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Jolene, of Union Street, who is mum to five-year-old Jacob, said: “I was an absolute wreck and my first thought was that I didn’t want my little boy to grow up without a mum.

“I thought I was too young to get cancer but it doesn’t care who it gets or how old you are. I had a grade three tumour but fortunately for me it hadn’t spread.”

Jolene is now undergoing a four-week course of radiotherapy, but has rallied her friends to take part in their first Race for Life and now she is urging others to do the same.

The women-only event, which is taking place at Himley Hall, Dudley, on Sunday July 14 at 10.30am and 3pm, encourages ladies to walk, jog or run 5K to raise funds for ongoing research into the disease.

For more details or to sign up visit website raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.

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