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.
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.