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McGrath gearing up to raise fund

Still coping up with the death of his wife Jane McGrath, former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath is now gearing up for the Blackmores Sydney running festival to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment.

cricket Updated: Sep 10, 2008 22:00 IST

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Still coping up with the death of his wife Jane McGrath, former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath is now gearing up for the Blackmores Sydney running festival to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment.

Last year, McGrath along with his wife and children had participated in the event but this time it would be his children and his mother Beverley who would go for the festival's 4km family fun run and walk on September 21.

"Jane was here last year and walked across the bridge so we'll see how we go when we walk across the bridge.

"It'll being back a lot of memories."

"But I think also it's about promoting that healthy lifestyle, and that's something that's very important for me and my family ... We're really happy to be back this year," McGrath was quoted as saying by 'The Australian'.

In 1996, Jane was first diagnosed with breast cancer. Apart from the breasts, there was also a secondary cancer in her hip which she was battling but in 2006 she was diagnosed with a brain tumour and had surgery.

She was recovering but soon complications set in and McGrath had to stood down from international cricket for eight months to help her wife recover from radiotherapy.