Cornwall news Terminally ill gran runs every day and calls herself Forrest Gump UK news

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Cornwall news Terminally ill gran runs every day and calls herself Forrest Gump UK news

MetiNews.Com - "I want to get on with my life, enjoy myself and do what I enjoy, which is keeping fit"

Cornwall news  Terminally ill gran runs every day and calls herself Forrest Gump UK news
16 September 2020 - 15:16

Breaking News ! A terminally ill great grandmother has been running an astonishing number of miles to raise funds for cancer research. Anne Libby, of Looe, was diagnosed with incurable, inoperable, non-small cell lung cancer in 2018 and jokingly refers to herself as Forrest Gump on a good day. The 67-year-old has said that she sees running on a daily basis - up to 100km a month - as a way to cope with her life-limiting illness and wants to encourage others to take part. "I feel fit and healthy and despite my diagnosis I love running and have clocked up 100 kilometres during the month of July and in August managed the equivalent of a couple of marathons. "I go out most mornings and it is my perfect way to get headspace." Anne added: "To be told you have incurable cancer does sometimes get to me, I have days where I feel down, especially when facing medical appointments. Read More Related Articles You can get our best stories sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles Cornwall Live has a free app and here's how to download it "But then I know I want to get on with my life, enjoy myself and do what I enjoy, which is keeping fit." Anne, who has three daughters, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren, will be taking part in a special Race for Life weekend on September 26. It comes as the charity is expecting a staggering £160 million drop in income in the year ahead with a £44 million cut to life-saving research funding already as all events for 2020 were cancelled. Inspiring great grandmother, Anne Libby, still runs everyday despite her terminal illness She said: "I have been receiving chemo and immunotherapy treatment for the last 20 months, enabling me to live my best life and it is all thanks to research. "I am on an immunotherapy drug called Keytruda and because of Covid-19 I have been having it every six weeks rather than every three weeks so that I don't have to go to Derriford Hospital so often. "I have lost close family members to cancer, so it is a disease I am all too familiar with, but I want to change the story so that my daughters and grandchildren don't go through the same experience." Want to read more stories about people? Follow our People of Cornwall Facebook group for more human interest stories from Cornwall. This group is a safe space dedicated solely to the stories that have PEOPLE at the heart of them. We celebrate achievements and bravery from our unsung heroes, raise awareness around important topics and educate others, give a voice to victims and we also do it for the people who would just like a glimpse of ‘how the other half’ live as they say.

.   That's why Anne is taking part on September 26 and she will be asking her running club - the Looe Pioneers - to support her by joining her in a 5K at a safe social distance. Anne says she was honoured to have a clip of her video used as part of the TV advert for the Very 2020 Race for Life campaign. "My husband did a very short film of me running and I sent it in to the charity and they have used it in a montage video for their TV campaign," she said. She was diagnosed with incurable, inoperable, non-small cell lung cancer in 2018 "My husband Simon is my rock, along with my three daughters and my good friends, who have been my support through my diagnosis and treatment. As I have been treated at three different hospitals I have needed lifts for my chemo and scans. "After a year where vital cancer trials have been delayed, the Race for Life is more important than ever. Please consider taking part or sponsoring someone today." Anyone can take part and others can set their challenge to either take part outdoors alone or in small, socially distanced groups - but all on the same day - to help people with cancer. She says she doesn't want her daughters and grandchildren don't go through the same experience Supporters can visit raceforlife.org and sign up free. Around 34,800 people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the South West of England, but more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK's work has been at the heart of that progress. More health related stories The best doctor's surgeries in Cornwall  Brave mum lost two of her triplets 'Ex-husband's new wife was my saviour' Cancer sufferer to lose sight for kids Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity currently funds around 50 per cent of all publicly funded cancer research in the UK. However, as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, promising projects which could have the big answers to cancer are being held up.

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Cornwall news Terminally ill gran runs every day and calls herself Forrest Gump UK news


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Cornwall news Terminally ill gran runs every day and calls herself Forrest Gump UK news


Cornwall news Terminally ill gran runs every day and calls herself Forrest Gump UK news

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