I've created this page because 6 years ago my sister died from breast cancer at only 32 years old. It was the hardest thing I have ever been through.
12 months ago I found out I share the same genetic mutation that my sister had, which places me at a 60% chance of developing breast cancer.
Tomorrow (27th feb) I will undergo a preventative double mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery, to bring that risk down to roughly <2%. I am so grateful that I've been given the opportunity to make this decision, and while I'm silently freaking out about tomorrow, I know that this knowledge has been a gift.
I want to give this gift to other women - the gift of being given the chance to take preventative action or for those where that isn't possible, the chance for more specific treatment for breast cancer. This gift can't be given without the generosity of others by donating and supporting breast cancer research.
Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Mother's Day Classic Foundation, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family.
If you would like to join me on the day, I'll be doing the 8km run, or if running isn't your thing, the 4km walk in the 9.35 wave. Please join my team - Sarah Rupp <3 Forever In Our Hearts, so that we can unite together and help give more women the chance to make choices like I have
Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!