I am Atima
I’m a mum, daughter, granddaughter, partner, football coach, nail artist and (karaoke) singer. This October I will wear it pink, here is my story.
I’m 40-years-old, born in India and then moved to the UK when I was 18 months old. I'm a highly motivated woman and mother, with a passion for all things artistic. I love football so recently started coaching an under 8’s girls’ side, which I helped set up while going through radiotherapy.
I now live with my partner, my beautiful eight-year-old identical twin daughters, and my mum. My mum was also diagnosed with triple negative cancer 10 months prior to my own diagnosis in January 2019.
I am determined
I have had many obstacles thrown my way, but I am determined, focused and a bit of a perfectionist.
I was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ in January 2019. My grandmother had a breast removed due to a cancer diagnosis, and my mother was diagnosed with triple negative cancer in 2018 – breast cancer is something that’s had a bit impact on my family.
I got involved with wear it pink because I wanted to show my daughters that there is joy in the cancer community. Everything I do is for my daughters, and I want to be a part of a community trying to help by fundraising for research and support. I want my children to see how important it is to help a good cause and get involved with such a fantastic campaign, which could change the future for so many women.
We are a community that want to help
It’s so important that people wear pink on October 23rd, as it shows that we stand in solidarity. It shows a community of people who want to help. We need as much money as possible to put into research for the future and services for those suffering with a breast cancer diagnosis. There is so much more that can be done to help those suffering and the future generations of women.
I’m inspired daily by the amazingly strong women in my life: my grandmother, for dedicating her life to women’s charities; my mother for showing me just how strong women can be during times of adversity; my friend Kaz for being a superwoman during her 2 breast cancer diagnoses; and my daughters. The incredibly strong women in my life motivate me to never give up.
Wear it pink with me. Just do it - its great fun and doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s a fab way to raise money at the same time as raising awareness and bringing people together.
Feeling inspired to wear it pink? You can register today for your fundraising pack and join Atima on October 23rd.