Impact Statement – 2017 SMH Half Marathon & Great Ocean Road Running Festival

by Susannah Miall 29 Jun 2017

What a start to 2017 with the SMH Half Marathon and Great Ocean Running Festival. Our incredible runners have raised over half a million dollars from these programs alone, which means as a community we have raised over $18 million!!!

This season Can Too brought together 29 local communities and corporate groups in Sydney and Melbourne to train for these two events concurrently. This year is our 12th season training for the SMH Half Marathon and our 5th season training for the Great Ocean Road Running Festival.

We are so grateful for the support of our community. Be proud – these are your achievements. Together we are making a difference.

Fighting Cancer Together

446

reduced cancer risk through
increased physical activity

134

participated in Can Too’s
workplace health programs

$517,603

fundraised for
cancer research & prevention

Improving Overall Health

As part of our commitment to providing quality training programs, we seek feedback from all our participants.

89.4%

reported an increase in
physical health

72.1%

reported an increase in
mental health

Creating Community Locally

Our values are to inspire, motivate, support and empower. We’re a big community – but every local group has a dedicated support crew. We employ qualified and experienced coaches to educate and prepare our participants. Then we fill leadership positions such as Team Captains and Mentors with people who’re old hands when it comes to Can Too programs.

25

qualified coaches employed

33

volunteer leadership opportunities

With Thanks to Centurions – Our Pod Sponsors

A big thank you to our Pod Sponsors for providing financial support to fund training groups.

Emma Hogan: Northern Beaches Pod

Dick Smith Foods Foundation: North Pod

 

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