Warren Turner tackled Port Macquare's own version of Heartbreak Hill on Sunday when he completed this year's "virtual" City2Surf race.
The cancer survivor, walking with Cure Cancer Australia's 'super heroes', did the hard slog from Lighthouse Beach, into town and back along Pacific Drive to complete the 14km course in the 50th year of the event.
This year, runners took part in the race on their own doorstep due to COVID restrictions.
Turner has been running the City2Surf race for the past 20 years and conquered his first virtual race in the same way he did his cancer pain.
With Cure Cancer CEO Nikki Kinloch by his side on Sunday (October 18), Turner's efforts will raise funds for research into new drugs to treat cancer pain.
"Thanks to some very recently approved new cancer drugs, I've come out the other side and recently received the wonderful news that I am in remission," Turner said.
"Although I was aware that cancer patients experience pain as a symptom of their illness, I didn't understand how bad this could get.
"There is a possibility that further research on this treatment may go a long way to discovering further specific drugs to battle other forms of cancer. We can only hope and pray."
In April 2019, and completely out of the blue, Warren said he felt a little off while at friend's dinner party with wife Colleen.
Having had previous heart problems, it was a sensible decision to make a visit to the hospital on the way home. Within hours, Warren was delivered shocking news that he had cancer.
A specialist visit confirmed Warren had stage 4 metastatic melanoma and probably had just six months to live. But there were new drugs available that would be his best shot at prolonging his time.
After months of immunotherapy, the cancer is no longer on his lungs, liver, spleen and kidneys. And nothing has held this 75-year-old back.
With a fundraising target of $50,000, team Cure Cancer are just $30,000 away from meeting their goal.
You can support Turner's fundraising efforts by DONATING HERE.