Survivor keen to repay cancer charity

Emily SharpSound Telegraph
Cancer survivor Lauren Stacy wants to give back to the charity that helped through some much.
Camera IconCancer survivor Lauren Stacy wants to give back to the charity that helped through some much. Credit: SOUND TELEGRAPH, Emily Sharp

A Rockingham woman’s cancer journey has inspired her to give back to the foundation that helped her most, with the hope to raise thousands of dollars.

Lauren Stacy was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015, and after several rounds of chemotherapy and radiotherapy she went into remission last year and is now on a new mission to help the Leukaemia Foundation, which provided her with vital support.

“My heart just dropped when I found out but what can you do, laugh or cry? I just needed to deal with it and I got into game plan mode straight away,” she said.

“I’ve been in remission for a year but I still have check-ups every two months — you’re living in hope when you’re going through cancer but you’re living in fear when you’re in remission.

“I’ve been doing Light the Night for the last three years and I wanted to do something a little bit more inspirational this year.”

Ms Stacy has set herself the goal of losing 60kg in six months and is wanting to raise $10,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation’s Get Your Blood Pumping for Blood Cancer campaign.

“Weight loss is something that a lot of people understand, I have a team and we are all working towards different things — I’ve lost 8.5kg so far in a month,” she said.

“I’ve tried to lose weight my whole life and never succeeded but if there is something I wouldn’t give up on, it would be the Leukaemia Foundation — I wouldn’t be alive right now if it wasn’t for them.”

To donate to Ms Stacy’s campaign, visit www.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/lozzah.

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