I am taking part in Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017 to raise much needed funds for beyondblue. This year, I am fortunate enough to run the full marathon with my girl friends and my husband. Our young daughters will be waiting for us at the finish line with their Canadian grandparents. Running means friendship, work-life balance and pushing limits. I am a biomedical researcher with a passion for skeletal muscle biology and teach heart and lung physiology to medical students at Deakin University. I am fundraising for beyondblue ... ... because of the importance of mental health for medical students and trainee doctors, ... for the PhD students and colleagues in academia who struggle in a relentless competitive envirnonment .... and for my friends who have children with health issues and are doing it tough as parents. You can help too, by donating to my page. Any amount you can give makes a difference! You can also support me by encouraging others to get involved, too. Please email the link to my page to your friends and family, or share it on social media. Thank you for your generosity and support -- it means a lot to me. Together we can help beyondblue create the world we want to see.