A Dundee woman is running the Race for Life to raise money for a charity which helped six-year-old cancer survivor Summer Wroniecki.
The youngster, from Cupar, was diagnosed with a rare muscle cancer shortly before her third birthday and is now in remission.
She recently began walking unaided after radiotherapy treatment damaged her hip. Summer was also injured earlier this month at Cupar Children’s Gala.
She was smashed into a fairground ride after an inflatable slide was hurled around 150 yards by a gust of wind. She underwent surgery for a broken femur.
Now Charlotte Thompson, 19, who is engaged to Summer’s cousin, has been inspired to fundraise for Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukemia (TCCL), a charity which has helped the family.
Charlotte, from Broughty Ferry, will be running the race on Sunday at Camperdown Park, along with about 1,700 other women and girls.
She said: “Summer is the happiest, bravest girl I know.
“Back in September 2011, Summer was diagnosed with rhabdomysarcoma, which is a muscle cancer.
“She was so brave and tough and now she is in remission and has been for three years and four months.
“Summer recently had hip surgery twice as a result of the cancer treatment. Summer is an inspiration and she deserves to be healthy. I’m running the 10k for Summer so I can raise some money for TCCL and raise awareness.”
After being diagnosed with cancer, Summer had the tumour removed.
She then had seven months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy at Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
She was given the Little Star from Cancer Research in 2012 due to her bravery.
The following year her father Chris inspired the The Kiltwalk charity to set up an event in Edinburgh and Team Summer raised a massive 9,000.
Charlotte has so far raised 95 of her 200 target on her JustGiving page.
Sunday’s Race for Life will kick off at 9.30am with the 10k race, followed by the 5k at 11am with VIP guest Aimi Munro from Carnoustie, who lost her mum and gran to cancer.