FOLLOWING on from the huge success of a four-hour ‘Danceathon’, a breast cancer survivor is celebrating a new lease of life.
Police officer Lynda Grundy, of Kirkheaton, has now organised a Black Tie Ball at the Galpharm Stadium in Huddersfield in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign.
Lynda was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2008 and underwent surgery and six months’ of treatment.
“After such a life-changing disease, you reassess your life and what is important,” she said.
“I feel very honoured and thankful that I had the best care that money could buy and so much of this is down to the charities, so I wanted to give something back.”
Lynda, who works as a police officer in the West Yorkshire Homicide and Major Enquiry Team based at Wakefield, began by persuading friends and colleagues in the police force to join her for a non-stop four hours of zumba dancing at Danceology in Old Leeds Road in December.
The event was a great success, raising over £1,200 which was split between Breast Cancer Haven and the Yorkshire Cancer Centre at St James’s University Hospital, in Leeds.
“I am still a bit overweight and I was absolutely exhausted at the end of it, but totally exhilarated,’’ said Lynda. “It was a massive achievement, she added.”
Lynda has already sold 100 tickets for her next event, the Black Tie Ball, which will be held at 7pm on Saturday, April 16 at the Galpharm.
She is hoping to sell many more and tickets are available from her by calling her on 07985 960829.
Lynda would also welcome any donations from local businesses which could be raffled or auctioned off for the Breast Cancer Campaign, which funds research into new treatments.