Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017
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A few years ago I had planned to run my very first marathon to mark my 40th birthday. However that plan had to be put on hold when my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. He passed away 9 months later. I know that most, if not all of you, have too been affected by this terrible disease, directly or indirectly. My very first marathon has therefore been many years in the making and in the memory of my dad, I would like to take the opportunity to raise much needed funds for Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF). And I need your help with this. Any amount that you could give would be much appreciated. Thank you for your generosity and support -- it means a lot to me. Peter ps: my mum passed away early this year (not to cancer - thank God) so I would like to dedicate this run to both my parents. I am thankful not just for my legs :) but more importantly for my parents.

About my cause: Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF)

Australian Cancer Research Foundation is a cancer charity that focuses exclusively on giving Australia’s best scientists the technology they need to end cancer.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we are funding better ways of detecting, preventing and treating all types of cancer.

ACRF support helps to improve researcher’s understanding of cancer and leads to life-saving breakthroughs. In the past, we have seed-funded important discoveries such as the development of the HPV cancer vaccine.

What makes ACRF unique?
The government and other cancer charities are stretched thin with priorities that demand both their attention and their dollars, which leaves behind a significant gap in funding. ACRF is filling the gap that no other organisation fills.

Each year, ACRF awards competitive grants between $1-10M for major core equipment and infrastructure which is difficult to obtain from other funding sources.

ACRF is passionate about innovation and impact. To ensure we support only the most promising projects, our grants are awarded based on the advice of a panel of leading scientists. Since 1984, ACRF has proudly funded 65 ground-breaking cancer research projects across Australia, totalling $129.2M.

When you support ACRF, you have the power to give the next patient who is diagnosed with cancer a better chance of survival. We are incredibly grateful to our supporters for making cancer research progress possible.

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https://acrf.com.au/

About Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017

The 2017 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is an iconic event with a spectacular course that includes a run over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a finish at the Opera House. The festival will be held on September 17, 2017 and features a marathon, half marathon, bridge run and a family fun run - so there is something for everyone. 35,000 runners are expected to participate in 2017.

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