CANCER patient Gail Harper will be joining daredevils in Huddersfield to raise money for vital research into the illness.
Mum-of-two Gail, 35, is among 70 brave volunteers abseiling 90ft down Huddersfield University's central services building in aid of Cancer Research UK.
"I'm a little nervous, but I just read about the abseil and thought it might be something I would like to do," said Gail, of St John's Road, Birkby.
Her son, Mark, 17, and daughter Kirsty, 15, will be cheering mum on when she attempts the abseil on Saturday, March 13.
Gail was diagnosed with cervical cancer last September.
She has had radiotherapy and chemotherapy at Cookridge Hospital in Leeds and is attending hospital for regular check-ups to see if further treatment or surgery is needed.
Gail has already raised £170 for the charity and is hoping to raise more cash before the day.
Also taking part in the abseil is teacher Jean Brook, of Gramfield Road, Crosland Moor.
Jean, who teaches at Whitcliffe Mount School, Cleckeaton, has been touched by the disease as it has affected close friends and her partner Kevin, 41.
He developed testicular cancer, but was given the "all clear" following surgery at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and radiotherapy at Cookridge.
Kevin fears heights, but will be cheering Jean, 47.
Volunteers at the event on Saturday and Sunday March 13 and 14 will be aided by qualified instructors and will receive full training before going "over the edge".
The charity hopes to raise £15,000 with the two-day event.