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Bee’s marathon challenge after cancer battle




Bianca Carpenter is running the Ipswich half marathon a year after being diagnosed with breast cancer last year. ANL-150109-160209009
Bianca Carpenter is running the Ipswich half marathon a year after being diagnosed with breast cancer last year. ANL-150109-160209009

A woman from Bury St Edmunds is tackling a half marathon to raise money for charity having missed last year’s event when diagnosed with cancer.

Bianca ‘Bee’ Carpenter, of Malt Ward Avenue, received the news she had breast cancer on August 13 last year, aged just 27.

“I was shocked to find I had it being so young”, she said.

“It doesn’t run in the family, it was just completely out of the blue.

“It was devastating.”

In September 2014 Bee had a mastectomy and lymph nodes removed before going through four months of chemotherapy and three weeks of radiotherapy.

A week after her operation to remove the tumour, Bee was standing at the sidelines at the Ipswich half marathon, a race she had planned to run herself, cheering on her mum, dad and friends.

She vowed to race the following year.

On September 20, Bee is putting on her running shoes to take on the race to raise money for MacMillan.

“At the moment they say I am cancer free and have a final check up in November,” she said.

“I am really looking forward to the race, especially because it’s for MacMillan.

“They gave me such fantastic support through it all.

“My mum, dad and boyfriend Owen are going to run it with me. It is going to be great running it together after what has happened this past year.” Bee has already raised more than £500 for the cancer charity but is looking to raise £1,000.

She said: “My running is something I love but I do still struggle as my body is still recovering from all my treatment but I will run this race as best I can and raise as much as I can for a charity that helped me and my family through such a hard year.”

For more information on Bee’s fund-raising efforts and to donate please visit www.justgiving.com/Bianca-Carpenter or www.facebook.com/beebeatingbreastcancer



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