01:33 PM EDT 10/22/2013
Originally posted 10/16/2013 04:30PM
A lot of cancer patients set goals when they're going through chemotherapy, but Kristina Anderson is pushing herself to do something out of the ordinary.
The 25-year-old is competing in the upcoming Miss Arizona pageant.
Anderson, who was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer in July, tells Today.com, "I thought it would be a really good distraction."
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