Ronni Goddard and the Wave Walkers have pledged to go the extra mile for King's by taking part in the Great Hospital Hike - our flagship fundraising event that follows a scenic 17 mile trail from King's College Hospital in Denmark Hill to the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley.
Ronni is taking on the challenge with the Wave Walkers - a dragon boat team uniting cancer survivors in regaining fitness following cancer treatment.
Ronni was first introduced to the Wave Walkers in 2016 when she was struggling in her recovery from a mastectomy.
“Joining the Wave Walkers has been the most positive experience for me. Being a part of the team helps us all with our physical and emotional recovery – it helped me improve my movement so that I can now raise my arm up straight and my lymphedema is under control.
“I’ve also met an amazing group of people. The team welcomes anyone affected by cancer but quite a few of us are breast cancer survivors and it’s a huge emotional support just being around people who understand each other’s limitations.
“I can’t thank King’s enough for not only treating my cancer and giving me a future, but also for introducing me to the Wave Walkers.
"That’s why we are doing the Great Hospital Hike – to celebrate our survival; to thank the people that treated us; and to acknowledge the common thread that binds us all together.”