Marathon mums raise thousands
FIFTEEN local marathon mums took part in an extraordinary fund-raising effort of extreme physical endurance this month to help raise more than $4280 for breast cancer support.
Several of the group (pictured left) ran a full 42km Olympic marathon, starting at 7.30am from beyond Bolgart and fnishing in bright sunshine at Newcastle Bridge in Toodyay at about 12.30pm on Sunday September 2.Read more
Others ran shorter distances ranging up from five kilometres, and were joined on the final stretch by children and supporters.
Onlookers added a further $200 to the donations total during the epic run.
The event was described as a “challenge for bodies and minds”, as evident from the exhilaration on the faces of the exhausted full-marathon runners (pictured left) at the end of their five-hour ordeal.
The marathon mums said they had chosen to raise money for Breast Cancer Care WA “because they do such a fantastic job providing emotional, financial and practical assistance to WA women”.
“This is a cause close to our hearts and we thank you in advance for your generosity – it means a lot.
To make more donations, please visit give.everydayhero.com/au/bree-26.