Sue is a proud mum of two children and four grandchildren.
In early 2014, 63-year-old Sue was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy and by the end of the year she was cancer free.
Sue’s experience as an adult with cancer made her think about her grandchildren. How would her family deal with the trauma of childhood cancer?
So, before she started chemotherapy, Sue shaved off her hair to raise money for The Kids’ Cancer Project.
Sue supported The Kids’ Cancer Project because she liked the idea of funding research for a cure for childhood cancer. “I believe in research, it’s the only way to save children’s lives sooner rather than later.”
“I raised $12,500,” says Sue. “I made public what I was doing, and it helped me deal with what I was going through by thinking of other people. What was happening to me is nothing compared to the families of kids with cancer and that’s what I kept thinking about.”
Sue managed to turn a negative into a positive.
But she felt more could be done. Which is why she’s made a gift in her will to The Kids’ Cancer Project.
“I make donations when I can, but I know by leaving a gift in my will to The Kids’ Cancer Project that my passion for a cure for childhood cancer will carry on after I’m gone.”