When Andrea Bean was diagnosed with breast cancer, her mother was with her every step of the way. Health.
So Andrea was doubly heartbroken when her mother, Anne Green, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer a few years later and died of the disease.
Now, to help other families spend more time with their loved ones, the 53-year-old plans to complete Scotland’s only Shine Night Walk.
He said: “When I got cancer, my mother understood what I was going through more than anyone else.
“She always knew what to say, when to talk and when to join me.
“I think of the hugs, the gossip, the tears and the laughter that we shared.
“There are so many memories, so many things about Mom.
My heart was broken when we realized that my mother was not going to recover from cancer a second time.
“The close mother-daughter relationship we valued became a lifeline again.
“We had to make the most of the time we had together and I went into a very logical and practical way to take care of it.
“Now I wake up every day and wish she was still here.
“That’s why Mom will stay in my mind because I take part in the Shine Night Walk through the city I love.
“I will shine for my brave superhero mother and make a difference in the lives of people with cancer.”
When Andrea was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2013, her mother had a natural confidence after overcoming breast cancer in 2005.
Andrea underwent chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy at Batson West. Scotland Cancer Center.
And just a few months after completing her cancer treatment, Andrea found herself raising funds for cancer charities, with her 22-year-old son Cameron and his mother supporting every step.
In November 2018, Andrea’s mother Ann was diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
Ann underwent chemotherapy and surgery twice to remove the tumor and make it more comfortable.
Ann was enough to go home in May 2019, but when her condition worsened in August, she had to return to the hospital, where she died with her daughter at the age of 73.
Andrea said: “There should be more than 100 NHS people involved in maternal care.
“It was one of the hardest times but we were blown away by the quality of care.
“We knew from doctors that esophageal cancer is a difficult cancer to treat.
“But the NHS staff took care of my mother with amazing grace and enthusiasm.
“I soon felt the loss of my mother but I count my blessings that it happened before the epidemic so I was there with her during and after the treatment.
“Mom loved flowers, especially pink and pink.
“Surprisingly, every year a rose bush blooms in my father’s garden on my mother’s birthday, a beautiful reminder of my mother.
“I also send flowers to her close friends on her birthday.
“She is Annie’s smile … I was so lucky to have her as a mother.
“I want to support Shine Walk in memory of my mother, but also in memory of a close friend who passed away sadly earlier this year.
“Another close friend of mine lost his mother to cancer last year, and I have friends, old and new, living with cancer.
“Let’s support them all.”
Oesophageal cancer is the 14th most common cancer in the UK, with approximately 9,100 new cases occurring in the UK each year.
Last year, Cancer Research UK spent more than million 9 million on research.
The effects of the charity’s past research have helped increase the survival of people with advanced esophageal cancer through docetaxel treatment.
Work is also underway to diagnose the disease first.
Scientists funded by Cancer Research UK have developed the Cytopsponge ‘spon-on-a-string’ test, a less invasive method of diagnosing Barrett’s oesophagus حالت a condition that increases people’s risk of developing oesophageal cancer. Is.
Entries are now open for Shine Night Walk Glasgow, a 10kg event where socially distance measures will be taken to keep participants safe.
Participants can raise funds for a life-saving research sector close to their hearts.
Walker can choose to support various areas of scientific research, including oesophageal cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer, pediatric cancer and leukemia.
Or they can simply support the overall work of Cancer Research UK as the charity fights the effects of epidemics.
The Shine Night Walk starts at 8.05pm at the SEC Center.
The 10k route passes over the Bell Bridge, passing through BBC Scotland and STV headquarters.
Participants will then walk along the Clyde River and along Bromlao, then pass the Cancer Research UK flagship shop on Queen Street.
They will pass a statue of the historic Duke of Wellington outside the Gallery of Modern Art, then along Buchanan Street and Sochi Hall Street.
The route then passes through Woodlands Road and Calvin Way, Argyle Street and Finston, as well as the SSE Hydro and to the finish line.
Glasgow is one of 18 locations across the UK to host the Shine Night Walk Series, in partnership with online fundraising platform Amazon.
Lisa Adams, spokeswoman for the UK’s Cancer Research in Scotland, said: “We are grateful to Andrea for her support.
“One in two of us will have cancer in our lifetime. But we can all support the research that will defeat it.
“Therefore, we hope that people from all over the city will unite behind this special event and make it a memorable night.
“It’s not a normal night. It’s a night for millions of people with cancer to walk together.
“It’s a night to celebrate, to feel proud and to light up the city streets.
This is a night to raise a significant amount of money and bring hope to those affected by the disease.
Participants will walk the Shine Night Walk alone or in small, socially spaced groups.
Hand sanitizers will be provided and people will be encouraged to use them before and after the event.
Lisa said: “We will ask participants to respect social distance before, during and after the event.
“We are actively working with our locations and suppliers to provide the best experience on site.
“Participants can choose to complete the course at their own pace, from a leisurely walk to a live walk and a full-length walk through the city’s famous landmarks.
The fight against cancer never stops.
“Shine Night Walk is a special occasion for people to remember loved ones lost to cancer or to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have survived.”
People can volunteer at night or go to the event’s online shop to buy the kit, which includes hoodies and glue sticks, as well as shiny paint sticks and shiny tires.
If any Shine Night Walk events are canceled, supporters will be entitled to a free refund of their admission or choose to donate a fee to help fund the work of Cancer Research UK.
Sign up or volunteer at shinewalk.org.