OAP with incurable cancer to run Leeds 10k

A GRANDMOTHER suffering from incurable cancer is set to run her ninth Leeds 10k this Sunday as she continues to be inspired by the late Jane Tomlinson.

Friday, 10th July 2015, 7:00 am
Susan Wright

Susan Wright, 65, of Bramley, was diagnosed with breast cancer 23 years ago, but beat the disease after treatment.

Two-years-ago, Mrs Wright started suffering shoulder pain and doctors told her she was suffering from secondary breast cancer which had spread to her bones.

Mrs Wright, a widow, who lost her husband Granville to prostate cancer aged 65 six-years-ago, will be running alongside daughter Katie, 39, to raise cash for the Breast Cancer Research Action Group.

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Mrs Wright is the charity’s fundraising coordinator and has raised around £5,000 since running the Leeds 10k for the first time .

She said: “My diagnosis was a complete shock because after all that time you think you are cancer free. I think there should be more information about secondary breast cancer. I didn’t know about it.

“I continue to be inspired by Jane Tomlinson and I want to raise money and awareness, but I also want to prove to myself that I can still do the run.”

The Run For All Leeds 10k is part of the lasting legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson CBE who raised almost £2m for charity through a series of endurance challenges, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

Go to www.justgiving.com/susan-wright17 to sponsor Mrs Wright and www.runforall.com to sign up for the Leeds 10k.