Cairns local Christine MacDonald had long considered herself one of the lucky ones; she survived childhood cancer despite a devastating prognosis and gives thanks to her incredibly supportive, specialised medical team which saw her through to recovery.
But last year, cancer struck in Christine’s life again. Her husband was diagnosed with bowel cancer which then spread to his liver. Despite a brave fight, Christine’s husband lost his life to this devastating disease.
“Before his diagnosis, we had planned to travel to Sydney to compete in the famous City2Surf together,” Christine told us.
“I now intend to compete on my own. 14kms of pain, and enduring Heartbreak Hill is nothing compared to losing your best friend.”
Rather than wait until the general City2Surf registrations open in March, Christine has decided to make fundraising her focus and sign up as an ACRF City2Surf Gold Charity runner.
Together with 20 other ACRF Gold Charity runners, Christine will rally behind the cause of cancer research, with every dollar raised going to the most promising, innovative research projects across the country.
This year, the 14.2km race from Sydney’s CBD to Bondi Beach will take place on Sunday 11 August. The ACRF is aiming to reach $115,000 in fundraising for our city2surf campaign, and every dollar will go to research that has the power to beat cancer.
In order to achieve this goal, the ACRF is asking its Gold Runners to secure their place with a $100 fee. A $1000 minimum fundraising target will then be allocated to each runner, with plenty of support from a dedicated ACRF staff member to help you reach this worthwhile goal. Corporate teams please note, we ask you to aim your sights a bit higher with a $5,000 target.
Once your registration has been confirmed, our staff will be in regular contact to help you maximise your fundraising campaign. You will also receive our special Gold Runner Supporter Packs containing ACRF Gold Runner t-shirts, sweat bands and more!
We want to ensure you feel like a truly valued part of our team. Please sign up today, and hurry – there are only 20 spots available.
REGISTER FOR AN ACRF GOLD CHARITY PLACE HERE
READ MORE ABOUT YOUR GOLD CHARITY ENTRY