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Sir Bobby Robson, 75, has been diagnosed with cancer five times in the last 15 years, so it’s fair to say he’s one heck of a fighter. The former England soccer player/coach recently held a celebrity fundraiser-The Night of All Knights-to benefit his foundation.

Robson was joined by fellow ‘Knights’ Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton, with Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall and opera singer Graeme Danby providing the entertainment, altogether raising close to $300,000 for the foundation.

This event marked a very special milestone for the foundation, which launched earlier this year. To date, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation has raised $1M to pay for a research center for the early detection of the cancer and to help support clinical trials of promising new treatments to tackle the disease.

Speaking about his cancer, Sir Bobby said: “The treatment has knocked me for 12, not six, but every day is a new day and the support of my good friends, family and all the very many well-wishers and supporters of my charity keeps me positive.”

Source: BBC News

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