Cancer survivor Victoria Browne is putting a tough year behind her to focus on training for this year’s Sydney Adventist Hospital fun run on Sunday, November 13.
The mother-of-two, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy last December, is encouraging others to take part in the event.
"This year has taught me I have to learn to accept a new ‘normal’ and that a lot of strength actually comes from a positive mindset."
“This year has taught me I have to learn to accept a new ‘normal’ and that a lot of strength actually comes from a positive mindset,” she said.
“It (the fun run) is a new challenge and it’s already inspiring me, my family and friends. I hope other people come and join us and show how they support all the people whose lives have been touched by cancer.”
The theme of this year’s San Run For Life is “Run for a Reason”, which encourages participants to nominate someone who has had cancer, or is currently receiving treatment, who they want to commemorate, celebrate, inspire or support.
Participants have the option of a 10km run, 5km run or walk. More than 800 people took past in last year’s event.
Funds raised will go towards the hospital’s Integrated Cancer Centre.