"I didn't think I'd make it to fifty - but I'm still here. I didn't think I could beat cancer - but I'm now in remission. I didn't think I could climb a Scottish mountain - but I've got three peaks to my name now." Maggie's words demonstrate her spirit & determination, in the face of adversity. A rising star amongst Cancer Research UK volunteers, in November 2010 she went to Westminster to share her story and will local MP John Woodcock to support our political campaigns. She truly shone in her ability to make a political difference, and created such a stir that she was interviewed for her local radio and newspapers that very day, putting Barrow in Furness firmly on the map. Together with fellow Cancer Campaigns Ambassadors, her efforts resulted in £25 million invested by the Government into better diagnostic testing for cancer in primary care settings. She strives for her 'Personal Best' in everything she sets her mind on to make a difference. She raises awareness for us and has starred in brand and media campaigns as a case study sharing her story. She's volunteered in our local charity shop in Barrow, and run the Race for Life to fund life-saving research. In the community she's taken on even more, giving her time to 'the Shine centre', a local support group for people who've had mental health or disability issues, & are trying to get themselves back on an even keel. Carrying the torch is a fitting reward for her efforts, and her Mum'll be 'dead proud'!