North Ayrshire-based Suzanne Fernando spent the past week at Crosshouse Hospital highlighting important information about various types of cancer, including how the disease affects skin and lungs.
Suzanne is a survivor of cervical cancer and now helps Cancer Research UK (CRUK) as a Campaigns Ambassador.Assisted by her two daughters, Jordan and Aaron, the local woman operated a Health Display Unit in the foyer of the hospital and spoke with patients, visitors and staff.
Commenting on the work of CRUK, Suzanne said, “One-in-three of us will get cancer at some point in our lives. The groundbreaking work of Cancer Research UK, which is funded almost entirely by the general public, will ensure that millions more people survive.”
During her week at Crosshouse, Suzanne was a guest on a Hospital Radio show hosted by volunteer DJ Margaret Brown from Saltcoats.The two women discussed CRUK, Suzanne’s role as an Ambassador and the current ‘The Answer is Plain’ campaign, which seeks to have tobacco products sold in plain wrappers to minimise the risk of children being attracted to them.
Margaret Brown - or Maggie as she's known in the DJ world - is currently studying for an HNC in Creative Industries (Radio) at Paisley’s Reid Kerr college.