Of speeches, and more speeches

by Sue Sims

Until Mark died and left me with his beautiful book to publish and promote, I had not imagined  becoming a public speaker. However speaking engagements have been rolling in as well as TV and press interviews.  I have found I love doing them. It’s another way for me to keep telling Mark’s story and to raise awareness of the horrible disease that is malignant melanoma. Other family members have been getting involved too. Dave made a speech at a data conference organised by Public Heath England. Also some friends have organised their own events to raise awareness and keep Mark’s story alive. We are very thankful to them.

Here are some highlights from these past few months.

Our book launches in Bath and Bristol.

 

 

Local press coverage. The story was also in The Daily Express, The London Evening Standard and other newspapers around the country.

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TV coverage. I was interviewed by presenters Jonty and Ellie. ITV have been amazing supporters.

 

Magazine coverage below. Dave telling the moving story of losing his identical twin in Multiple Matters (TAMBA), and me telling Mark’s story to That’s Life magazine.

 

Public speaking at CRUK conference in East London and at Battersea Race for Life.

 

I also spoke at Bristol Race for Life.

Here’s Dave at the data conference in Manchester. Above Dave there is a shot of Mark giving a speech at Leicester University when he was first diagnosed with Stage 4 malignant melanoma.

 

Dave at conference

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One thought on “Of speeches, and more speeches

  1. Amazing Sue. An incredible family journey since Mark died and mostly an exciting and challenging experience for you. You have been great and what most surprised me is how relaxed you look. It is seems like you have been doing interviews all your life!! Mark would be so proud of you and the rest of the family. I found particularly moving and emotional the article Dave wrote about “Losing my twin”: a very honest and sad article… he was very brave to write it. Thank you. Xxxx

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