Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in Sept 2015, swimming has been Jane Cockburn’s solace.
“It has been very important for me both physically and mentally. Often the only place where I felt most calm and was able to relax.”
In July 2016 with her primary treatment complete Jane decided to give herself a milestone – “ ..something to show that I was back, no longer a patient.” says Jane
She decided to take on a 3km open water swim round beautiful Heron Island. In November 2016 Jane not only completed the 3km island swim but the 650m and 1km legs and raised over $3,500 for Lifehouse.
“I am very thankful for the amazing team at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse who got me through the last year. The swim was a challenge and I wanted to raise funds for Lifehouse so they can keep doing what they do well and maintain the environment of high quality care.”
“It was so beautiful – swimming in temperate waters, over turtles, fish, reef sharks and sting rays. I could not have done this without the support and friendship of my mate Kari Baynes from Sydney Swimmers – her coaches & swimming squads and my husband Robert (pictured with Jane above) – they gave me the best environment to give this a crack.”
We can’t thank Jane enough for her amazing support – she is an inspiration.