A BEARSDEN gran has raised over £1400 for Breast Cancer Care by running the London Marathon.
Judith Davidson (60) from Mosshead, a mum of four and gran of four, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 47 and she has now made a full recovery.
She considers herself to be one of the lucky ones as her cancer was spotted early and the lump removed before it had spread so she didn’t need to have chemotherapy.
Her children were teenagers at the time and she doesn’t like to think about what might have happened if her cancer hadn’t been caught so early on. She is very grateful that she has been around to see her children graduate from university, get married and have their own children.
Judith has been a trained volunteer for Breast Cancer Care since 2000 and spends much of her spare time distributing leaflets to women to encourage them to check their breasts regularly and become ‘breast aware’.
She was already ‘breast aware’ when her cancer was found as she had been referred to the Western Infirmary previously for lumps which turned out to be harmless cysts.
Judith, who completed the marathon in six hours, said: “I am very grateful to all those people who sponsored me. The race day was hot at times but the atmosphere and support from spectators was fantastic.”
Judith’s site is still open for donations at www.justgiving.com/judith-davidson.
Breast Cancer Care provides free information and practical and emotional support to people who have been affected by breast cancer the Helpline number is 0808 800 6000 and their website can be found at www.breastcancercare.org.uk