A dedicated patient champion since the launch of Make 2nds Count in 2018, Karen firmly cemented her place in the Make 2nds Count family. As one of the patient models in our first photo shoot, the minute Karen walked in the door her positivity and zest for living her best life radiated throughout the studio. From that point onwards, Karen became one of our first patient champions and she made sure that she flew the flag for us anywhere and everywhere she went.
From campaigning at the Scottish Parliament, volunteering at roadshows, strutting her stuff on the runway (at any opportunity!) to hosting her ‘Big Ball’. And, of course, who could ever forget her very own fundraising music video ‘Sunshine on Dalkeith’.
Raising in excess of £35,000 for us over the years, there was no stopping this pocket rocket!
Make 2nds Count gave Karen hope and a support network but she gave us even more blessings in allowing those involved in Make 2nds Count the opportunity to call Karen a dear friend.
We are extremely proud to be collaborating with Karen's family by launching the Karen Henderson Legacy Fund. The fund will be used to support future projects that we feel would have been close to Karen's heart.
Donations to Karen's fund can be made HERE using the reference 'Karen Henderson Legacy'.
We are pleased to launch our first fundraiser for Karen's Legacy Fund - 500 miles challenge kicks off on 2nd May 2021 and full details can be found here
We hope to see lots of you signing up to help us raise vital funds to help support those affected by secondary breast cancer.
So far you have raised an incredible £25,000 in Karen's name.
Updates on upcoming events in aid of the fund will be posted here and we are sure that these will be tributes that are fit for a queen!
'‘She was beautiful for the way she thought. She was beautiful for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful for her ability to make other people smile even if she was sad"