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Race for Life honour for inspirational Earby girl
10:00am Sunday 10th March 2013 in News
Inspirational Earby girl Amelia Norcross will be guest of honour at Burnley’s Race for Life in the summer.
Nine-year-old Amelia defied all the odds to overcome acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2007. Now the Coates Lane Primary School pupil is urging women and girls across East Lancashire to take part in Cancer Research UK’s five-kilometre Race for Life in Towneley Park on Sunday, June 16.
Amelia spent the majority of 2007 and 2008 in hospital receiving chemotherapy and battling infections. She has taken part fully in the Race for Life event for the last two years, having only been able to walk one kilometre in 2008 and two kilometres in 2009.
She said: “I am excited about being guest of honour at Race for Life. I’m so grateful for the research that has helped me and now I want to help others by supporting Cancer Research UK’s work.”
Amelia has been in remission for more than three years, but still has check-ups every six months.
Her grandmother Mary Waterworth, 66, who has taken part in the Race for Life for six years, said: “When Amelia was diagnosed it was an incredibly stressful and sad time.
“Amelia coped so well with the never-ending hospital appointments. She just took it all in her stride and it was very rare that she got upset. We are all so proud of her and it’s fantastic to see her living a normal, busy life, with so many interests.”
To enter Race for Life, visit raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.