A Bateau Bay woman who survived stage four bowel cancer, is using her second chance to promote cancer awareness.
Ms Hollie Fielder is raising awareness and funds for cancer by hosting a day of fitness challenges, and performing on Central Coast Dancing with the Stars.
Four years ago, doctors gave Ms Fielder a five per cent chance of surviving bowel cancer and secondary liver cancer.
She underwent chemotherapy and had part of her bowel, liver and all of her gall bladder removed.
Now the 28-year-old, who works as a personal trainer, is cancer free and an advocate for the Cancer Council NSW.
She is particularly focused on spreading the word that bowel cancer can affect young people.
On March 25, Ms Fielder will host a fundraiser called Be Your Own Superhero at Adcock Park Velodrome.
The day of fitness challenges will run from 4:00pm to 7:30pm with profits from ticket sales going to Cancer Council NSW.
She will later take part in Central Coast Dancing with the Stars, a fundraising event held at Gosford’s Laycock St Theatre.
Ms Fielder said she hoped her story would inspire people to take their health seriously.
“I truly believe everything happens for a reason,” she said.
“I have been given this second chance to make a difference, to inspire others and to help show that bowel cancer is not just an old person’s disease.”
Mar 9, 2017
Cancer Council NSW media
Mar 9, 2017
Hollie Fielder, Bateau Bay
Tynan King, journalist