Karen was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. On beginning her chemotherapy treatment she felt she needed some support with my cancer journey and referred herself to CancerCare. Karen has attended the art support group, received counselling and is also a member of the Phoenix Facebook group. Karen said: “All of this has helped me through the tough times. I have also taken part in the Knocker Jotter project, learnt to dance for the Strictly Come Lindy Hop challenge and done the zip wire at Zip World Snowdonia to raise funds for CancerCare.” Since finishing work in summer 2018, Karen can be found volunteering on reception in CancerCare’s Slynedales Centre and Dragon Boating on Windermere with the Paddlers for Life.