Cancer survivor Marie set to conquer the cold at the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run
22nd January 2016
Cancer survivor, Marie de Marwicz, is taking part in the London Winter Run for the second year running and is raising vital funds to help beat cancer sooner.
The 63-year-old from Hammersmith has experienced first-hand the power of research in saving lives. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and was successfully treated with surgery and radiotherapy.
Inspired by her experience, Marie’s determination to conquer the cold – and cancer – has raised hundreds of pounds for Cancer Research UK and the keen runner helped to launch the 2016 Winter Run Series with four time Olympic and European championship gold medallist Jo Pavey.
Marie said: “I have more of a sense of urgency now because you never know what’s round the corner. I’m definitely more go-getting and have taken on all sorts of fundraising challenges, so I’m really looking forward to doing the Winter Run again.
“The cold won’t put me off because I know the money I’m raising is helping to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. That’s what will keep me going come rain, shine or blizzard!
“I was shocked and devastated when I was diagnosed with cancer but, thanks to research I am still here today. That’s why I want to do everything I can to help Cancer Research UK fund research which will save more lives like mine.”