Women plan cancer cycle

cancer journey. “My connection with BCNA is a big part of this.” Visit http://bcnapinkpedal2013. gofundraise. com.au Pink cyclists, from left, Lorraine Garbin, Mellinda Govan, Leisa Dawkins, Lee Sieracki, Kelly Hanson and Peta Allen. d403366
cancer journey. “My connection with BCNA is a big part of this.” Visit http://bcnapinkpedal2013. gofundraise. com.au Pink cyclists, from left, Lorraine Garbin, Mellinda Govan, Leisa Dawkins, Lee Sieracki, Kelly Hanson and Peta Allen. d403366

The Secret Harbour mother will join Lorraine Garbin, Kelly Hanson and Leisa Dawkins (all from the Peel region), Mellinda Govan (from Perth) and Peta Allen (from Port Kennedy) on the epic journey.

The six women are raising money for the Breast Cancer Network Australia. BCNA is the peak national organisation representing and supporting Australians affected by breast cancer.

The women will be hosting a number of events between now and February to boost fundraising. Each woman has set a target of a minimum of $3000.

‘I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March, 2007,’ Mrs Sieracki said.

‘I was 37 and had discovered a lump while breastfeeding my son Sam, now seven years old.

‘Bailey was about to turn four and had just started kindergarten.

‘I had two surgeries to remove the cancer, six courses of aggressive chemotherapy over 18 weeks and a month of daily radiotherapy.

‘The chemo made me sick and weak.

‘I’d start feeling nauseous two days before each treatment.

‘Just as I was recovering, bam’