Diggers Rest breast cancer survivor campaigns for network

Jennifer Dy-Tiapco is part of this year's Bakers Delight Pink Bun campaign. (Supplied)

Elsie Lange

Breast cancer survivor and Diggers Rest resident Jennifer Dy-Tiapco is proud to be taking part in a campaign to raise money for the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA).

The 66-year-old was first diagnosed with cancer in 2000. In January this year, it came back, and resulted in her having a mastectomy on the same breast where the tumor was removed.

Ms Dy-Tiapco said she is proud to be part of the Bakers Delight Pink Bun campaign, which gives 100 per cent of its Fun Bun sales to the BCNA.

She said she wanted to tell people impacted by breast cancer that it “is not the end of the world”.

“Early detection is the key to get the best treatment for recovery,” Ms Dy-Tiapco said.

“Thinking positive is the best way to handle this. That’s my opinion.

“Having cancer twice didn’t make me feel scared or worried. I know I am in good hands. Trust your doctors and always ask questions,” she said.

Ms Dy-Tiapco said she was grateful to the BCNA for giving her the opportunity to share her recovery journey.

“I acknowledge all [BCNA’s] work and I hope [BCNA will] be given the power to continue [BCNA’s] involvement in supporting our community,” she said.

Bakers’ Delight BCNA fundraising campaign finishes on May 18, but donations to the organisation are welcome all-year-round.

To donate: www.bcna.org.au/donate/