8th April 2011
Exactly a year after she was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time, Mariette Mason aims to step back onto a fencing piste to compete for a medal at the European Veteran’s Fencing Championships in Henin Beaumont on 2nd June.
Before her breast cancer diagnosis this had seemed an entirely realistic ambition as Mariette, who will be 54 when she competes in Henin Beaumont, had already represented England three times in the Veteran’s Home Championship. Just days before her mastectomy, she helped England retain the Home Championship in Edinburgh.
Throughout her treatment – a mastectomy followed by chemotherapy – Mariette worked hard to maintain her fitness, which enabled her to return to competitive fencing earlier this year and to slowly rebuild her strength and stamina.
Mariette would like to thank St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London for her treatment, and the Vicky Clement Jones Centre and Macmillan Cancer for their invaluable support. You can sponsor Mariette in her training for the Championships via: www.virginmoneygiving.com/MarietteMason
All money raised will go to the Vicky Clement Jones Centre and Macmillian Cancer.