Inspirational Christine’s own victory in Rugby’s Race for Life

Christine Addison: "I'm overwhelmed at the support, generosity and kindness of everyone"

Christine Addison: "I'm overwhelmed at the support, generosity and kindness of everyone"

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An inspirational woman who didn’t think she’d be alive to see Rugby’s Race for Life won her own personal victory on Sunday.

It was a bittersweet moment for Christine Addison and her 100-strong team of supporters as they crossed the finish line at Whitehall Rec.

Doctors say there is nothing more they can do for Christine, 35, who has terminal cancer.

She was determined to take part in the race - despite breaking her toe just before the 5K event.

Christine, who is married to Ian, said: “Sunday was a huge success and the crew was the biggest there without question!

“I am overwhelmed at the support, generosity and kindness of everyone. Seeing how many people took part yesterday knowing how many lives are affected by cancer.”

Christine had an original fundraising target of £3,000 for Cancer Research UK.

At the time of the Rugby Advertiser going to press, Christine’s Crew had raised well over £5,000.

Christine, of Coton Meadows, said: “It makes me more determined to continue fundraising to find a cure and provide support to these families.

“It’s the love and support of my family and friends that gives me the strength to keep fighting this battle.”

She said it was an emotional day with an amazing atmosphere.

Her twin Rachel Hoggins said her sister was exhausted after the race.

“I think the adrenalin really kicked in on Sunday and she was nothing short of inspirational,” she said.

Kelly Greenhalgh was one of the girls supporting Christine’s crew.

She said: “Christine’s Crew were fabulous.

“We are all really proud of all the kids that ran in the crew too. The support for Christine was overwhelming.”

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