A WOMAN battling cancer is taking on the world’s biggest half-marathon.
Huddersfield’s Janet Tippett-Moore was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2006. The mental health nurse, who is now in remission following chemotherapy, is doing the Great North Run on October 5. She will run with her friend, Sharon Carter, to raise money for Leukaemia CARE.
Janet said: “I’m doing this to raise money and raise awareness of the charity which has been really supportive towards me and my family both during and after treatment.
“When I was really ill, they put me in touch with one of their volunteers, Colin Martin, who’d had the same illness as me and he was fantastic. He talked me through what to expect and how to overcome problems I was likely to face and this really helped me put things in perspective.
“This run is my way of giving something back to Leukaemia CARE. As long as I cross the finish line, I’ll be happy.”
Janet and Sharon are part of a 105-strong team who will be doing the Great North Run for Leukaemia CARE. The charity runs a 24-hour helpline for people with the disease.
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/sharoncarter