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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "BBC presenter Rachael Bland dies at 40". 5 September 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  3. "BBC presenter battling breast cancer to launch Race for Life at Tatton Park". Knutsford Guardian. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  4. "BBC presenter Rachael Bland says she has only 'days' to live". BBC News. 3 September 2018.