Rachael Bland

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Rachael Bland
Born
Rachael Hodges

(1978-01-21)21 January 1978
Died5 September 2018(2018-09-05) (aged 40)
Cheshire, England
Cause of deathBreast cancer
OccupationJournalist and presenter
Spouse(s)
Steve Bland (m. 2013)
Children1

Rachael Bland (née Hodges, 21 January 1978 – 5 September 2018) was a Welsh journalist and a presenter. She worked with BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC North West Tonight. She was known for her podcast, You, Me and the Big C, where she talked about living with breast cancer.[1][2]

Bland was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in November 2016.[3]

On 3 September, she announced on her Twitter account that her "time had come", and that she only had days left.[4] She died two days later at the age of 40 in Cheshire.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cathy, Owen. "Newsreader Rachael Bland dies from cancer after being given days to live". Wales Online. Retrieved 5 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "BBC presenter Rachael Bland dies at 40". 5 September 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "BBC presenter battling breast cancer to launch Race for Life at Tatton Park". Knutsford Guardian. Retrieved 26 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "BBC presenter Rachael Bland says she has only 'days' to live". BBC News. 3 September 2018.