What a BIG surprise today when I woke up to find my Little Miss and I on the front of The West Australian – EEKKK!! A few weeks back I was approached and asked if I was supporting HBF Run for a Reason which is taking place on Sunday 27th May, to which I said ‘absolutely!’. I answered a few questions and had some photos taken, thinking it would be a little article tucked into the Mind and Body section. (Lesson – never assume anything!!). So it was a bit of a shock when my husband ran in this morning and said ‘You’re on the front of the paper!’ What?!! But it’s all good, because it’s for such an important reason.
Little Miss and I on the front of The West
HBF Run for a Reason is such a fantastic event, there are four charities to support and it’s a great chance to work towards some fitness goals. I chose to walk for the Cancer Council WA, I know so many people who have been affected by this disease – including friends and immediate family. I dream of a future that is cancer free, it robs so many people of their loved ones and many cancer patients of their quality of life.
Mind & Body Liftout
I also volunteer for Look Good Feel Better which is a programme for cancer patients. It’s designed to help people deal with the appearance related side affects of cancer treatment. One woman said that the programme is a great ‘coping mechanism’ and helps her feel better about getting on with her day and surviving cancer.
Kerri-Anne Kennerley is the patron of LGFB and it’s the charity she’s chosen to support on Dancing with the Stars. If you know someone who is undergoing cancer treatment, or if you have been diagnosed yourself – take a look at the website for more info.
If you have been thinking about participating in HBF Run for a Reason on Sunday 27th May, then do it! You can choose to run, jog or walk either 4km or 14km.
Hope to see you there!!
**Also on the front of the paper today was the tragic accidental death of Lizzie Watkins. My deepest sympathy goes out to her friends and family. I used to pop into her shop in West Leederville, she was always smiling, helpful and happy.**0