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Raising money for Pancreatic Research Fund
A WOMAN who grew up in Salisbury is battling the same cancer that claimed the life of her father, a well known solicitor and coroner in the city, and her sister and brother-in-law are taking on the challenge to raise awareness of the condition.
Chris Griffith of solicitors firm Elgar and Griffith died of pancreatic cancer in 1986 at the age of 54.
Now his daughter Penny Lown, 50, is fighting the illness but is hopeful her high level of fitness before the diagnosis means doctors will be able to operate following chemotherapy treatment.
“I was very fit so they have been able to blast me with the chemo,” she said. “It is technically terminal but they are hoping to operate. I’m in limbo at the moment.”
Mrs Lown has always enjoyed running so her sister Virginia Smith, 52, and her husband Neil, 52, who live in Yorkshire, have decided to take part in the Great North Run to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.
To support them go to justgiving.com/neil-smith61.
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