Early detection was a lifesaver for Entrenaranjos resident

AMAZING DONATION: Grateful Helen Marshall presents Maria and her Pink Ladies with 5,398 Photo credit: Maria Wilson

MARIA WILSON and her Pink Ladies recently met Helen Marshall in Entrenaranjos (Orihuela).

They were there to collect a significant amount of money that Helen Marshall had raised for the fight against cancer.

Helen was diagnosed with breast cancer following an Imed appointment arranged via the Pink Ladies’ Early Detection programme.

Earlier, Helen had contacted Joyce Da Silva, the Pink Ladies’ volunteer secretary, after discovering a lump in her breast and Joyce fortunately arranged an emergency appointment for the same day.

Within 48 hours Helen’s own GP arranged a biopsy at Torrevieja hospital which confirmed that she  had cancer and she immediately underwent a very aggressive form of chemotherapy.

Helen feels that her visit to the Pink Ladies’ AACC office in Playa Flamenca saved her life and set about raising as much money as she could to help the fight against cancer.

With support from the Entrenaranjos and Laguna Green communities, Helen and her own circle of friends have raised €5,398 and are still counting. The total amount will be donated to the AACC to help the fight against cancer.

“It’s absolutely amazing this very brave lady has raised so much money in these difficult times, especially as she is still undergoing chemotherapy,” said Maria, AACC Orihuela Costa’s president. “Helen’s case highlights that early detection saves lives.”

For an early detection screening, ring the Pink Ladies (865 94 27 95), email [email protected]  or visit www.pinkladies.es

“Or just call into the Playa Flamenco office Monday to Friday between 10am and 1pm,” Maria said.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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