Lynda Ames has been living with secondary breast cancer for nearly eight years. She was first diagnosed in 2008 when she was living in Australia and she chose to stay there because at that time Herceptin wasn’t funded for New Zealanders with secondary breast cancer.

She regularly attends 'Boot Camp' three days a week and has done stand-up paddle boarding and biking. She also volunteers at The Ambury Park Centre for Riding Therapy where horses help improve the lives of children, adolescents and adults.

Lynda is supported by her husband, family and friends and enjoys travelling when she can. She's passionate about advocating for better access to cancer medicines in New Zealand and says we all need to be more proactive.