Brave Carlisle gran's cancer fight A brave Carlisle grandmother is continuing to fight an advanced form of cancer against all the odds.
Just this week Christine Munro found out that her cancer which she was told was terminal is continuing to shrink. But in order to continue her fight for life, friends and family are trying to raise 10,000 so she can access pioneering new treatments not available on the NHS, including one only available in Mexico. This includes the upcoming Chance of Life ball a Las Vegas themed extravaganza being held at the Shepherd's Inn next Friday. (May 12) Friends at the Ican health and fitness centre, formerly Curves, in Corporation Road, are leading the fundraising efforts. Two members Noeleen Davidson, 52, of Carlisle, and Amanda Fisher, 26, of Gretna have held a sponsored four hour gym session, working out non stop to help boost Christine's total. Noeleen said: "We were determined to achieve what burberry dog coat we thought was impossible, to encourage Christine to do the same." Today her supporters will also be in Carlisle city centre to raise awareness of the cause, selling raffle tickets ahead of the ball. There will also be a chance to snap up the final tickets for the event, which organisers promise will be the best Carlisle has ever seen. Julia Clifford, from Ican, has been helping to plan the Chance of Life ball. She said: "This is going to be a fantastic night. We have so much planned. "But we also must not lose focus on why we are doing it. For Christine. To help this woman live." It is almost a year since Christine, now 59, was told her melanoma which she has been battling since 2012 was at an advanced stage. She was devastated when she was given just months to live. But she has refused to accept the prognosis, burberry outlet online store authentic undergoing immunotherapy at Newcastle's Freeman hospital as well devising a strict diet and alternative treatments to keep her cancer at bay. This week she went back to Newcastle for a full body scan and was told the cancer is continuing to shrink. Christine, of Spinner's Yard, off Fisher Street, knows that five years on from diagnosis, the odds are stacked against her. But she is determined to keep on fighting, price of burberry scarf at outlet and thanked everyone who is helping her raise the funds so she can have access to all the therapies out there. "I'm still fighting it. burberry premium outlet I will never give up," she said. Tickets for the ball cost 39 each and include champagne reception, two course meal, Las Vegas style shows throughout the night, black jack and roulette tables, three piece live band, singers and disco. Entertainment is provided by Explosive Productions. There will also be a Clarins goodie bag for each guest, plus raffle and auction. Tickets can be booked individually or in tables of 10 12. Julia said: "You get a lot for your money. You don't need to be part of a big group as there will be so much going on." The team will be in the centre of The Lanes shopping centre all day Saturday selling ball and raffle tickets. Prizes include 500 cash, a four night stay at Stanwix Park Holiday Centre in Silloth and an Edinburgh Woollen Mill hamper.
For everyone who buys a book of five raffle tickets in town tomorrow, their name will go into a draw to win two tickets to the ball. This will be drawn at 4pm by Christine. To buy tickets in advance or reserve a place at the ball call Julia on 07967 305861.
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