Mandy Fisher’s Story
Mandy was diagnosed with stage IV Ovarian cancer last March 2014, she was 55 and had everything to live for! It is often referred to as a “silent killer” which did not surprise her as she had the biggest shock of her life, having been fit, happy and having believed herself to be very healthy. Fortunately for her she has a wonderful family and amazing friends and between them they held her hand through a major operation and many months of chemotherapy, so much so that by July she had returned to playing golf and was almost living a normal active life again.
On Monday 7 September 2015, Mandy together with her 4 golfing friends, Diana, Ruth, Lindsay & Julia, played 72 holes of golf at 4 different courses within the Barnet area, starting at 4am!
“We have chosen a marathon day of golf which consists of playing 4 rounds at 4 different golf courses within Barnet. We would like to raise as much money as we possibly can and the only way we can do that is with your support. The money raised for Genesis Research Trust, will go towards Ovarian Cancer research via Oncologist Dr Sarah Blagden.”
Mandy has learnt through her life that events seem to happen for a reason and if you are fortunate enough to survive an illness or any sad situation the best way of feeling good is to be positive and to help others in any way you can.
This inspiring group of golfers have raised and collected over £19,500 to date, far exceeding their original target of £15,000. An incredible amount of money that will make a real difference to Sarah Blagden’s research and in turn will help raise awareness for a disease still tragically affecting so many women every year.
Genesis Research Trust would like to say a huge thank you to Mandy, Diana, Ruth, Lindsay and Julia for their fundraising efforts and support.