Ely breast cancer survivor Ruth fronts Addenbrooke’s Hospital’s Breast Cancer Appeal

Cancer survivor Ruth New and her son, William. PHOTO: Trevor Lee

Cancer survivor Ruth New and her son, William. PHOTO: Trevor Lee - Credit: Archant

An Ely woman who beat breast cancer is fronting a new campaign by Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Ruth New was diagnosed with grade three breast cancer shortly after the birth of her first son, Alexander.

She had a mastectomy the day after the 30th birthday and 10 years on is celebrating her 40th by fundraising for the Addenbrooke’s Breast Cancer Appeal.

She said: “Without the support, care and understanding of the amazing breast care team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, I never would have thought having my second child, William, would be possible.

“I want to say thank by raising funds to support future patients like me.”


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Addenbrooke’s appeal asks people to host parties for family, friends and colleagues this October to raise money to transform care for cancer patients.

For more information, or to apply for a party pack, which include banners, balloons and invitations, visit www.act4addenbrookes.org.uk/ABCappeal, call 01223 217757 or email fundraising@act4addenbrookes.org.uk.

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