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Cancer survivor completes trio of marathons
7:00am Monday 25th June 2012 in News
A TEACHING assistant from Frinton who fought off cancer has completed three marathons in just seven weeks to raise cash for charity.
Tendring Technology College assistant Becky Newman was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.
She had to undergo surgery, and endured months of painful chemotherapy.
But she made a full recovery, and pledged to raise money for breast cancer charity Walk the Walk to help other sufferers.
In the last seven weeks she has power-walked her way through the London Marathon, as well as midnight ‘moonwalks’ in London and Edinburgh, walking nearly 80 miles in total.
Becky said: “I’m so proud of what I’ve achieved. It was really tough going.
“It feels strange that it was only this time two years ago that I was diagnosed and getting ready for an operation and therapy.
“It was a great experience. I’m glad these three are over, but I’ve got the bug now and I’ll be doing more events in the future.”
Becky was named the best teaching assistant in the country at the Teaching Awards UK in 2010.
She added: “I have raised £2,300 for the charity, and I’m so grateful to my friends, family and colleagues for all of their support."
People can still donate to the cause online at walkthewalkfundraising.org/rebecca_newman.