Barbara's "booby cakes" help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer with event at Andalucia Cafe, Barnard Castle
BREAST cancer survivor Barbara Wright was out jiggling her “booby cakes” in Barnard Castle last week to raise awareness and cash for breast cancer research as part of the national Wear it Pink campaign.
The Wear It Pink Day has been running for 17 years and has raised more than £31million for research.
Mrs Wright, a former journalist, is passionate about raising awareness of breast cancer and ways to preventit.
It was only down to attending a routine mammogram screening three years ago that a fast growing and aggressive cancer was discovered in her left breast. She said: “I didn’t have a lump or any of the symptoms for breast cancer. It was only because I went to a mobile mammogram screening that the cancer was discovered.
“The consultant said to me that by the time I would have had symptoms it would have been a very different story as it was in the ducts.”
Mrs Wright, who lives in Bridgegate, underwent rounds of chemotherapy and radiotherapy as well as 18 months injection treatment after the lump was removed and is keen to encourage others to make use of the mammogram service. She said: “There are lots of people who are scared of going and just don’t show up. But it’s well worth doing as you just don’t know.”
Mrs Wright organised a coffee morning with a difference at Andalucia Cafe, in Galgate, on Friday, October 19.
As well as inviting everyone to wear pink for the day, guests were offered tea, coffee and specially made “booby cakes”.
They could also try their hand at a tombola and prize raffle.