Connie McKee will be running the New York Marathon this year to raise money for Breast Cancer.
Connie McKee will be running the New York Marathon this year to raise money for Breast Cancer. Cordell Richardson

Marathon effort by survivor to decrease breast cancer rates

BREAST cancer survivor Connie McKee is on a mission to ensure no other woman receives the terrifying diagnosis by helping to raise funds for research by tackling the New York Marathon.

The Ipswich real estate agent will run on behalf of National Breast Cancer Foundation, with funds being donated to helping researchers improve how breast cancer is diagnosed, managed and treated to prevent more women from dying.

Mrs McKee was diagnosed in October 2014 following a health check-up.

"I was feeling well, but I had the feeling something wasn't right," she said.

To read more about Connie's cancer journey, and the upcoming marathon, head over to www.qt.com.au.