Kellyville resident on the bike for breast cancer fundraising event

FUNDRAISING: Isabella Lettini, of Kellyville, will don a helmet and her best pink tutu for this year's pink ribbon ride on Sunday, October 15.

FUNDRAISING: Isabella Lettini, of Kellyville, will don a helmet and her best pink tutu for this year's pink ribbon ride on Sunday, October 15.

Isabella Lettini will never forget the day she was diagnosed with breast cancer. 

In March 2010, the Kellyville resident and Courier photographer had noticed a frozen pea-sized lump in her left breast. 

A few months later, her doctor confirmed the lump was malignant and Ms Lettini began treatment for breast cancer.

“I can still remember that moment like it was yesterday,” Ms Lettini said.

“The announcement felt like someone had put a hot, searing knife into my heart and it was slowly spreading through my body.”

Seven years later, Ms Lettini is now cancer-free.

She now gives back by raising money and awareness for breast cancer. 

Ms Lettini said she started participating in the Pink Ribbon Motorcycle Ride because everyone is touched by cancer at some point.

“I’ve had friends diagnosed every year since," Ms Lettini said. 

“I am doing it for myself but also them.”

Thousands of riders will hit the road for the Pink Ribbon Ride, which began in 2001, on Sunday, October 15.

Ms Lettini said it’s an “emotional but very happy day”. 

“I wore a tutu for the first time in my life. We are raising tonnes of money for an incredible cause,” Ms Lettini said. 

“It’s obviously something very close to my heart.”

  • Details: give.everydayhero.com/au/the-2017-sydney-pink-ribbon-motorcycle-ride.
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