Working up a sweat for cancer research

Last weekend over 50 fantastic ACRF supporters took part in 2 separate marathon events on opposite sides of the country, all in aid of cancer research.

The Perth City2Surf saw more than 40,000 runners turn out to compete in Perth’s largest community sporting event. ACRF supporters were made up of cancer survivors, first time marathon runners, and many who have family, friends and colleagues who have been affected by cancer.

They chose to support cancer research because “cancer is real in their lives” and a “very worthy cause” that has, or may some day, save their life.

Bridge to Brisbane also took place over the weekend, drawing more than 50,000 participants to compete in this fun run. Cancer research is a cause close to the heart of all our supporters involved in the race. One of the Foundation’s ongoing supporters, Dee Handyside, took part in this race as her first physical challenge since finishing chemotherapy and wanted to take the opportunity to raise some funds and celebrate returning to an active life.

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation offers our warmest congratulations to all participants, and a huge thank you to all our supporters who worked up a sweat in Perth City2Surf and Bridge to Brisbane, raising more than $12,500.

Thanks to ACE Team – Christine, David, Zena, Shaun & Sarah; Ferngrove Fab Five – Vanessa, Jane, Kim, Marco & Marelize; Laurie, Hugh, Shirley, Hannah, Troy, Nicky & Matt, Glenys, Kat, Steven, Dusko, Brooke, Andrea, Tania, Jeremy, Wicked Personal Training Team, William, Claire, Bianca, Vicki, Dee, Team Taxi, & members of Team Suncorp.