Coventry mum who braved cancer during the pandemic joins Race for Life - The Coventry Observer

13th Aug, 2022

Coventry mum who braved cancer during the pandemic joins Race for Life

A COVENTRY cancer survivor plans to spend her sixth wedding anniversary taking part in Race for Life and carrying on the fight against the disease.

Lucy Mc Cormack 37 from Allesley, was diagnosed in April 2020, shortly after returning to work at Jaguar Land Rover after maternity leave, and just as the nation went into lockdown.

Now in remission, Lucy and husband Sean have are spending their wedding anniversary doing Race for Life and have vowed to do their bit to fight back against cancer.

Cancer Research UK’s much-loved Race for Life events are returning to Coventry on October 9th but with socially distanced measures in place to keep participants safe.

“My world quite literally fell apart when I was told I had cancer.

“I’d had a biopsy to check the lump, but had gone on my own for the results because of Covid 19.

“It was awful to have to come home and tell Sean such terrible news, but the hardest part was telling my mum, she was already in turmoil having lost my dad to early dementia, and I had to tell over the phone because I couldn’t go and see her.”

For Lucy, it will be an emotional moment as she stands on the Race for Life start line with Sean, who has been her ‘rock’ throughout her ordeal.

“I know exactly how vital it is to keep raising funds for life-saving research.

“The past year has been really tough at times, but Race for Life this autumn feels like a really positive thing to do.

“Sean and I just want to do our bit to raise money and make a difference to the lives of people with cancer.”

Jane Redman, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson for Coventry, said: “We are so grateful to Lucy and Sean for their support.

“Race for Life offers the perfect opportunity for people across the region to run, walk or jog and raise money for life-saving research.

“But this past year proves, more than any other, the value of investing in science and medical research and what can be achieved by working together.”

Visit raceforlife.org to enter.

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