City2Surf 2011: ACRF will see you there!

The ACRF City2Surf team might need a little more training in the lead up to the City2Surf but we’re certainly not lacking in spirit!

This Sunday 14 August, five eager ACRF staff will rise to the 14.2km challenge, joining millions of Australians in the biggest timed fun run in the world.

To support our efforts with a small donation please click here, or click ‘more’ (below) to meet the team. If you are one of the 450+ supporters who are running the course for ACRF and you see one of our staff members throughout the day, please come and say hello. We’d love the opportunity to thank you in person for competing in support of cancer research. Best of luck everybody!

Meet the team

Gilbert: Team Captain

Gilbert looks after ACRF’s corporate partnerships and community fundraising when he’s in the office – but at the City2Surf, he’ll be working the crowd into a frenzy with a mass “Thriller” shuffle up Heartbreak Hill. With the loudest voice, the largest laugh, and the most energy, he’ll certainly be a force to be reckoned with this Sunday.

Nicole: Chief Costume Designer

We don’t expect the crowds to slow down Nicole’s pace as she navigates the path to Bondi. A seasoned flash mobber, Nicole loves the buzz of a busy public event. In addition to rehearsing choreography and crazy costumes, Nicole dedicates herself to getting in touch with families who have lost someone special to cancer and suggesting ways they can honor the memory of their loved one.

Deb: Number Cruncher

Deb is our Database Diva, so we expect she’ll be running all the numbers the City2Surf throws at her: time keeping, demographics, you name it! She’s also promised Gilbert to moonwalk across the finish line if they keep pace together. Debs work also involves looking after regular donors to ACRF.

Lee: Cheer Leader

The thumbs up is Lee’s personal trademark signal, and there’s no doubt it will be spurring us all on past the pain barrier. Lee has been working towards the City2Surf with a cool, calm and collected attitude – yoga of an evening, followed by tea and cake! Lee’s work at ACRF involves coordinating planned giving and bequests.

Rebecca: Heel Tapper

Rebecca, affectionately known as “Hinesy” in the office, will be toe tapping her way to the seaside this Sunday. When she’s not churning out communications and media materials at ACRF, you’ll find Rebecca centre court at social netball.