If you haven’t had a chance to read my post on Run Melbourne, I would recommend checking it out here first before continuing with this post. If you have been following my journey well, I can now add Cancer Council Vic champion to my philanthropy resume.
On July 29th Mama Chantal, Jess and I completed a 5k run at Run Melbourne for the Cancer Council Vic. I took a few years off Run Melbourne to take part in other charity events like the Mother’s Day classic and Dry July. I like to try out different events or donate to various charities. I try and help out as much as I can even if its $2, I am still contributing to a good cause.
So, what is a Cancer Council Vic champ you’re all thinking? It’s basically a fancy title for agreeing to raise $1k, take part in Run Melbourne, plus you get a free t shirt and entry fee covered. I really wanted to raise funds for a cause that is so close to my heart but also challenge myself to raise $1k.
I didn’t think I would reach my target, but a massive last-minute donation came in. When it comes to asking people for donations it can be very hard. I feel as though if people want to donate they will. I am so thankful for all the donations that came in. Very shocked at some individuals who donated and supported our run and also disappointed in a few people who I thought would have supported me. I am sorry if that sounds harsh, but I keep it real on my blog. I would have appreciated some support from people I have supported in the past with their charity goals. But, you can’t force donations and at the end of the day I reached my goal.
With charity runs I really don’t train as running is something I struggle with but walk and run (let’s call it interval faking haha) is what got me across the line and the point is, I crossed the finish line with a time of 43:25. I was sore for three days, but it was all worth it.
I did this for my dad.
A couple of weeks ago the doctors found some unusual spotting in both his lungs. How could you not think the worst? But thankfully he got the all clear. It’s not cancer or an infection, but there’s no explanation as to what it is. Doctors love to keep an eye on everything but have no real explanation as to what they have seen on his lungs. It has been an extremely hard three weeks for all of us. For now, we can all breath until his next CT scan.
I just wanted to thank everyone who has shown so much support over the last year and weeks, you all know who you are. Congratulations to Jess on completing your first charity run and mum you killed it coming first!
I am so proud to announce we raised $1,097.76 for the Cancer Council Vic! Forever grateful.
How funny are these professional shots (always on my phone) bloggers gotta capture everything right?
Words Zerin Hassan / Post editing by Sarah Jane Bell / Image via Run Melbourne