Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Cancer survivor’s inspiring story starts Perth Race for Life

Ailsa Smith and her daughter Leah.
Ailsa Smith and her daughter Leah.

Breast cancer survivor Ailsa Smith joined 1,000 determined women to cross the Race for Life finish line in Perth on Sunday.

It was Ailsa’s eighth time taking part in a Race For Life event and, before she went to the start line for the 10K race, she stood on stage and shared her story to inspire the women who had gathered to support Cancer Research UK.

The former Perth High School pupil was diagnosed with cancer after she noticed an abnormality in her right breast when her then 18-month-old daughter Leah bumped into her while playing.

Leah, now aged three, sounded the klaxon that started the 250 women taking part in the 10K, including her mum.

Ailsa, 40, said: “Taking part in Race for Life is about beating cancer and I wanted to go on stage, not only to share my story but to thank the charity and its scientists for all the lives they have saved, including mine.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]

More from The Courier News team

More from The Courier