VIRGINIA BEACH Linda Sunny Fox is fighting cancer with a goal to run 1,000 races.

So far, she's finished 313.

Fox is a retired command master chief in the Navy, and she's battling thyroid cancer. When doctors told her running would help her heal after chemo and radiation, she set her goal.

'I just added more fuel to the fire. I keep running Forest, keep running,' she said.

Fox really does embody that 'Run Forest Run' mantra. Not only did she get a photo of herself in the real place where Tom Hanks shot the running scene, she also got him to sign the picture.

This March, she'll run the Shamrock half or full marathon. Fox is up for the challenge, 'Number 313 and I'm feeling pretty good. Of course, we haven't started yet.'

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