Kalamunda resident set to trek to Spain for Breast Cancer Care WA

Rose Poulose-Daniel will walk the Camino in a purple bra to fundraise for a cure for breast cancer.
Rose Poulose-Daniel will walk the Camino in a purple bra to fundraise for a cure for breast cancer.

KALAMUNDA resident Rose Poulose-Daniel will be a sight for sore eyes when she walks from Portugal to Spain wearing a purple bra as part of her mission to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Care WA.

Ms Poulose-Daniel said she would walk 240km of the Camino de Santiago, a well known Christian pilgrimage for more than 1000 years.

“Every year I’m one of the lucky ones who gets told the many cysts in both my breasts are non-cancerous,” she said.

“I remember waiting for my ultrasound one year and assuring this very young girl, who detected her first cyst, she was going to be fine.

“Half an hour after she had her scan, she came out of the room sobbing her heart out and I can only guess the worst.”

Ms Poulose-Daniel will start the walk on September 1, 2018 accompanied by her sister and two friends.

“I will be wearing the purple bra while I’m undertaking this journey as a show of support for everyone struggling with breast cancer,” she said.

“I have raised nearly $5000 so far and I am hoping to fundraise $6000 to help find a cure soon.”

Breast Cancer Care WA was established in 2000 and provides emotional, practical and financial support free of charge to West Australians affected by breast cancer and their families.

In 2017, 1,737 women, and some men, were diagnosed with breast cancer in WA.

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