Friends for Anchor is an organisation that every year holds a fashion show in Aberdeen, called Courage on the Catwalk, to raise funds to help treat cancer. It’s a huge event and tickets sell out in minutes. The stars of this catwalk are female cancer survivors with different forms of cancer, and for those taking part, it provides a great opportunity to talk about their particular cancer. So we were delighted when Adrianna Glennie posted to tell the EHE Facebook group that she had been selected to take part.
Adrianna was duly introduced through the Anchor publicity process. “Today we introduce the lovely Adrianna Glennie from Stonehaven in our #BeInspired series. Diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer called Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma, Ads is the only Scottish woman who has been given this diagnosis, and is one of around only 75 UK sufferers. She is on a mission to raise awareness and is passionate about research for all types of cancer. Her late brother also underwent treatment in the ANCHOR Unit and Adrianna says Friends of ANCHOR were a huge support to him.
Her message to others? "You've got this, and even if you don't - it's ok. Make memories, and always end conversations with 'I love you' so people know how much they mean to you.”
“We can't wait to see that smiling face up on the catwalk!”.
The actual event was a huge success, as in previous years. Adrianna said it was a really wonderful experience, and hugely inspiring. We congratulate Adrianna for being selected, for being a star on the catwalk, but most of all, for helping to spread awareness of EHE.