Featureworld interviewee Sarah Robinson tells her cautionary story about binge drinking in the DAILY MAIL newspaper today.
I sold first sold Sarah’s story last year. As studies have linked breast cancer with excess drinking, she believed binge drinking in her teens and twenties could have been responsible for her being diagnosed with the disease. Then her real-life story appeared over three pages in a glossy weekly women’s magazine. She was delighted with her article and she told me she would love to do another feature.
I kept Sarah’s details on file and when the Daily Mail news asked me yesterday afternoon if I had anyone who might be interested in contributing to their story about binge drinking, I immediately thought of Sarah.
The story in the Daily Mail today tells of new research that young women in the UK are drinking more alcohol than their European contemporaries.
Sarah gave her consent to her story being used again – she wants to raise awareness of how damaging binge drinking can be – so welcomed the opportunity to tell her story again.
And today it appears as part of a bigger news report going over two pages.
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Sarah Robinson’s real life story about how she has fought cancer appeared over THREE pages in FABULOUS magazine yesterday.
Sarah is just 29 but is currently she is finishing chemotherapy for breast cancer. And now, following recent research that links breast cancer with binge drinking, she wonders if a spell in her twenties when she drank regularly is to blame.
Certainly regular sell your story blog readers might recall I recently sold another young woman’s story along these same lines. Graduate Claire Whittle’s story ‘Did binge drinking give me cancer?’ appeared in the Daily Mail and Take a Break and is shortly due to appear in a woman’s monthly magazine.
Both Sarah and Claire have no history of breast cancer in their families and it is now well documented that excessive drinking can raise the risk of some forms of breast cancer.
Sarah’s story appeared in Fabulous magazine, a glossy supplement which comes with the News of the World newspaper, and in it she tells how because the treatment to cure her cancer could leave her infertile, she and her long-term boyfriend, have had embryos frozen. He has been a marvellous support throughout and they both hope if she can’t conceive naturally in the future, they can still have a family together.
Claire Whittle’s true-life story about how she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 25 appears on the front cover of TAKE A BREAK magazine this week and inside over two pages.
Claire’s story about she believes she got breast cancer due to binge drinking has already appeared in the Daily Mail newspaper and now I have gained yet another deal for Claire with an upmarket glossy women’s monthly mag.
With no history of breast cancer in her family, Claire believes binge drinking when she was at university is to blame for her contracting this illness at such a young age.
Since being diagnosed, Claire has discovered that drinking to excess can raise women’s risk of contracting breast cancer. She has also been told by doctors to abstain as studies show drinking can increase the chance of the cancer returning.
Claire wanted to gain the maximum publicity for her story to raise awareness into the dangers of binge drinking so that other young women might not suffer as she has. So she was delighted that her story has not only appeared in a big national newspaper but in one of the country’s best read weekly magazines and will now be highlighted in a bestselling monthly magazine.
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