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Couple to tackle Great North Run for Pancreatic Cancer Research
9:00am Monday 26th August 2013 in News
A couple are tackling the Great North Run to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
Virginia Griffith, a dietician based at Airedale Hospital, and her husband, Keighley GP Neil Smith, aim to raise £4,000.
They were inspired to support the charity after Virginia’s sister Penny Lown, who lives in Farnham, was diagnosed with inoperable cancer of the pancreas in May.
She is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
The sisters’ father, Chris, died of the disease.
Virginia and Neil, who are both 52, are members of the Airedale Dodgers running club and have taken part in the Great North Run before.
“We are running in memory of Chris and on behalf of Penny and her family,” said Dr Smith, who works at Ling House Medical Centre, Keighley.
“So far we have been pledged over £3,300 and we are now pushing for £4,000.
“We also want to raise awareness. Cure rates for pancreatic cancer are very low and much more research is needed.”
Visit justgiving.com/Neil-Smith61 to donate.
The Great North Run, one of the world’s most famous half marathons, takes place on September 15.
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