Woman works out to wipe out cancer

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - In November 2017, Stephanie Latawiec saw her grandmother battle with an aggressive brain cancer called glioblastoma. Despite treatment at Roswell Park, her grandmother passed away from the disease just after her 80th birthday.

Fast forward to 2018, Latawiec has committed herself to completing 52 racing events in 52 weeks to raise money for the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. She'll take on events like running, cycling, and obstacle courses like the Tough Mudder.

Last Monday, she tackled her first event -- walking on a treadmill for 24 hours. She started walking at 10 a.m. with her husband at Jada Blitz Training and vowed to continue until Friday at 10 a.m.

We're not quite sure what happens when Latawiec has to use the restroom, but we salute her efforts to raise awareness for a disease that affects many people.

Latawiec says her goal is to raise a minimum of $10,000 dollars throughout the course of the year.

Anyone looking to donate to the cause should visit Team Roswell's donation page

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