Ruth Scholefield is planning a year of celebrations in 2016. As well as celebrating her tenth wedding anniversary to husband Philip, her own 40th birthday and her son’s 18th she is also looking forward to passing another very special milestone.
On 6th September 2016 she will have been cancer-free for five years and will have beaten breast cancer … not once, but twice!
To celebrate, Ruth will be taking part in the Breast Cancer Care fashion show in London on 7th October as one of 32 models who have all had breast cancer. Fashion editor Hilary Alexander will be styling the models, who will all be wearing outfits from big name retailers including George at Asda.
Ruth was first diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2007, the day before her daughter’s second birthday – four days before Christmas. She had found a lump in her breast which turned out to be a harmless cyst but hiding behind that was a 4cm cancerous tumour.
“My world fell apart,” said Ruth. “Being told I had cancer was like having the ground ripped away from under me, it was a huge shock.”Read more