One boob, one bike.
Now that we’ve got your attention, we’d like to introduce Susanna in her own words…
“I was born with two boobs. A left one and a right one. For 36 years we worked as a team, charming our way to free drinks, jiggling our way out of speeding tickets and earning a few wolf whistles along the way. They were the dynamic duo and life was good.
Then something happened and Lefty turned rogue. Evil some would say.
She invited her cancerous mates around who trashed the joint and put a hit out on me. I didn’t see it coming. I was blindsided by my own boob.
It took two surgeries, eight rounds of chemo, 21 blasts of radiation and a brass set of goolies to get Lefty out of my life. Good riddance, I say, but I still need a further 24 months of hormone injections, 10 years of hormone tablets and a touch of hope to keep Lefty’s henchman at bay.”
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women. Today 37 Australians will be diagnosed with the disease and seven will lose their battle. It is a confronting statistic not only for those diagnosed, but for all Australians.
Susanna is one of many amazing women (and one champion fella) who signed up to NBCF’s Ride for Research: Cambodia Cycle 2015. She and the team raised over $103,000 to fund research to help find a cure for breast cancer (and had a riotous good time in the process.)
Update: Susanna is back, as inspiring as ever. She and Bek, who met on the cycle, have signed up for another round of fundraising and adventure for Breast Cancer Network Australia’s Mont Blanc challenge. We wish Susanna, Bek, and the whole team tons of luck for their tri-country trek raising money to support those experiencing breast cancer!
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