Run, Mandy, Run...x
Ladies & Gents,
You may have arrived on this page to read more, to kindly donate, or you may have accidentally clicked the link as you laughed out loud at my email or social media post : Mandy, Running and 23km - I agree, it's a hilarious thought. For whichever reason, thank you for visiting my fundraising page.
The reason I am doing this is pretty straightforward. Selfishly, I hope to improve my fitness levels and meet new people in my (not so) 'new' home-town of Melbourne. Above that and more importantly I want to support a fantastic cause in 'Can Too' (whom you can read more about on this website). I first ran with Can Too in 2009, when I had literally never run more than 50metres without stopping, and I completed 3 half marathons that year. At that stage I ran to honour the memory of my courageous Aunty Anne who had lost her battle with cancer in 2005.
Fast forward 7 years and, in all honesty, I have not run much since. In that time, I have encountered a number of individuals (read: far too many) who too have battled the dreaded C - all fighters - some of whom are here today and others who are not. I am not here to 'pull at your heart-strings', but I am here (and running) to acknowledge that there is more that needs to be done, and that providing grants to young, up & coming scientists via Can Too and 'Cure Cancer Australia' is a great and worthy start.
If you've already donated to cancer research, or many other worthy causes, then consider sponsoring me for the sheer fact that I am going from '0' to 23km in just under 14 weeks, was unsure whether I wanted to vomit or cry after the first training session last week, and above all - I promise to cross that finish line (running, walking, hobbling or crawling) for a worthy cause and with a number of brave people, including my Aunty Anne, in my heart and mind.
Dig deep please. I'll keep you posted on the hilarity, pain and (hopefully) achievement! xx
A big thank you to My Sponsors
The real heroes who are kindly supporting me achieve my goal.
Anonymous20 May 2017
You are amazing Mandy!
Joh20 May 2017
Good luck Mandy!
Anonymous04 May 2017
Frankie Cella01 May 2017
Meels28 Apr 2017
Amazing Mandy !! Run like the wind ;)
Stingemore Family26 Apr 2017
Run Aunty Mandy run!! X
Anonymous26 Apr 2017
Goochy25 Apr 2017
i knew you'd get around to it one day!! sorry i'll be too far away to support on the day but great cause and you will be awesome :)
Becky21 Apr 2017
Wishing you the very best of luck Mandy!
Mum & Dad16 Apr 2017
Keep on keeping on! Xx
Esther28 Mar 2017
Go Mandy! What a beautiful place to run!
Kate Forbes19 Mar 2017
Great effort Mandy. Good luck with the training.
Annabel White06 Mar 2017
Well done Mandy! Very inspiring. Looking forward to getting out on the track with you for a practice run.
Amy Fischer02 Mar 2017
Wow, an impressive feat for a great cause Mandy!
Samy02 Mar 2017
Anna Levitt28 Feb 2017
Because I have a very special Aunty Anne too (and this is all very impressive) x
Chantal24 Feb 2017
Go Mandy!!! You're an inspiration to us all!
Anonymous24 Feb 2017
Keep the hillarious updates coming- 23km will fly by!
Isaac Panaretos24 Feb 2017
You can do it
Anonymous24 Feb 2017
Run like the wind, Mandy! Jen x
Linda24 Feb 2017
Fantastic cause - wishing you tail wind all the way x
Phelon24 Feb 2017
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast. William Shakespeare
Elizabeth24 Feb 2017
Good luck Mandy! Wishing you all the very best.
Fanta Pants24 Feb 2017
Nice project AG
Abby23 Feb 2017
Brave woman! I'll be with you in spirit while you run the entire way.
Cat23 Feb 2017
Incredibly proud (and nervous) for you! xxx
Marika Iliev23 Feb 2017
Go Mandy, super proud of you! x
Anonymous23 Feb 2017
I expect hilarious updates please. CO
Beatrice Vinci23 Feb 2017
I hope you have a friend waiting at the finish line will a glass/bottle of wine. xx
Boombane23 Feb 2017
No matter when or how you cross the line you are brilliant! x
Amanda Cupper23 Feb 2017