Local woman sets out to fundraise for cancer

One local woman will run for a good cause this spring and she’s raising money in the process.

Cheryl Senger will be participating in the San Diego Rock n’ Roll full marathon. The marathon is set to take place on June 5 and will raise money to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” she said. “Last year was my first marathon – actually it was my first time ever doing anything like this.”

Senger was able to run the marathon, which is the equivalent of about 42 kms, in five and a half hours.

“I was exhausted but it was really nice to finish,” she said. “This year I hope to do it in under five hours.”

Last year Senger raised over $3,800 and she hopes to do the same again this time around.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada is near and dear to her heart as her Uncle Bob, who lives in Saskatchewan, is currently fighting two different types of cancer.

“I’m running this marathon on his behalf,” said Senger. “He’s been dealing with cancer for over eight years now. It’s been quite the struggle and he’s been in and out of the hospital, he has scans coming up and chemo.

“It’s really important that I do this so I can recognize that.”

The goal of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

The Society has awarded more than $750 million in research funding since 1954.

In addition, to help with Senger’s fundraising efforts, she will be hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner.

The event will take place on March 26 at Smitty’s Restaurant in the Holiday Inn (6500 — 67 St.).

Tickets are $20 each. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

There will also be door prizes and raffles to be won.

For more information, to purchase tickets or to donate call Cheryl Senger at 403-598-5737 or email her at cregnes4@gmail.com.


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