Prue is running for cancer research

Prue is a long-time runner, training for the Australian Running Festival in Canberra and raising funds for cancer research.

“Although I have been running for about eight years now, I haven’t done a half marathon in three years – it’s been quite hard work getting my fitness back after the birth of my daughter 14 months ago. When my cross-fit coach asked me in January to set a goal, I decided it was time to take on another 21km + challenge.

I also want to use the event to fundraise for cancer research because a dear and very close friend of our family passed suddenly in 2014. It shocked us all how cruel this disease is, and how it can claim another victim in such a short time.

My friend, Sharon, was only 46, a cherished daughter, loved wife, big sister, true friend and a mother to three beautiful boys. She is truly missed every day and in so many ways.

Too many people suffer and die because of cancer. I would like to see that stop and also ensure my children do not have to lose friends and family to such an awful disease, like we have.

Pru is running for cancer research in Australia

I would like to see a future without cancer, but if cancer continues to be diagnosed, then it wouldn’t be a death sentence and treatments could be less devastating.

If anyone reading this is thinking about fundraising or donating, I would say to them, “Don’t hesitate, because every cent counts.”

If you would like to support Prue, you can learn more on her everyday hero page.