Breast cancer fundraiser on a plane to Spain

South Western Times

A South West breast cancer survivor will head to Spain in May to walk more than 100km to raise money for Breast Cancer Network Australia.

Leah Rando-Poller is the only West Australian in a group of 14 women who will take part in the trek along the El Camino Trail between Sarria and Santiago de Compostela.

Ms Rando-Poller, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, said she wanted to give back to the community that had supported her through her recovery process.

“For me it puts a finishing touch on everything I have done in the last four or five years since my diagnosis,” she said.

“I feel like I am in a position to give back to the community. I am well and not everyone has the opportunity to do something like this.”

However, Ms Rando-Poller said she had already suffered a slight setback in her fundraising efforts.

“One of my fundraising tins was stolen when a friend of mine’s business was broken into,” she said.

“Unfortunately they stole my BCNA tin which is very disappointing, but I am hoping to make that up when I go around the community with my other tin.”

Ms Rando-Poller is hoping to raise $4000.

“I am about a quarter of the way to that figure,” she said.

“Between us we have already clocked over $40,000 in our fundraising target.”

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