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Valerie Harper Battling on!

Posted by Adam

Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel's Winter 2012 TV Critics Association Press Tour Evening Gala - ArrivalsVALERIE Harper is battling on!

The star — who, more than six months ago, was told that she could be dead in three months — looked the picture of health on July 28 at Califor­nia’s Del Mar racetrack, where she attended a Lung Cancer Foun­dation of America fundraiser.

Valerie chatted and posed for photos with about 70 people, who’d donated up to $3,500 to meet her, reports the National Enquirer.

“She told everyone not to feel sorry for her and that they should be more concerned with the suffering of people living in Africa,” said an attendee. “She also thanked the organiza­tion for its hard work and said she was happy to help the cause.”

Valerie still seems to have plenty of life left in her, and she credits friends, family and fans for helping her fight the dread disease.

“When doctors called her disease terminal, Valerie laughed and said, ‘We are ALL terminal!’” recalled a former co-star of the beloved actress.

“Since then, she’s continued to do her best to eat healthy, meditate, pray and do yoga.”

“Valerie is one amazing woman,” said the source.

“She’s always had such a positive attitude, and if anyone can beat this deadly disease, it’s her.”