Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017
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My Story

I am taking part in Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017 to raise much needed funds for Gidget Foundation. Their work is really important, and I want to do what I can to help. But there is only so much I can do on my own. 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 Gidget Foundation create the world we want to see.

About my team: Team Burge

Team Burge, consisting of Arabella, Andrew, Stirling and Honor, is doing our first ever family fun run! With zero experience in any form of group family exercise, it's bound to be an interesting day for all involved. Daddy & Stirling will no doubt take the lead (both very fast runners despite the top heavy form of Daddy) and Mummy & Honor will bring up the rear (no pun intended so don't laugh). We are raising much needed funds for a cause close to our mum's heart, the Gidget Foundation, and would love as much support as possible. The work of Gidget Foundation is really important and we want to do what we can to support the Gidget team. You can help, too! Please donate and share this page. Any amount you can give makes a difference. Thank you for your generosity and support of Team Burge.

About my cause: Gidget Foundation

The Gidget Foundation is a not for profit organisation which provides support services for families suffering emotional distress during pregnancy and early parenting. We also provide education and awareness programs for health professionals and the community to learn more about Perinatal Anxiety and depression.

Our Story:

Gidget was the nickname of a young mother who took her own life while suffering postnatal depression. All those close to her were unaware she was suffering so desperately and we were devastated by her death. Unfortunately each year in Australia mothers lose their lives to this illness. The tragic loss of Gidget inspired her sisters and friends to establish a foundation in her name, with a passion to care for distressed families and offer them hope.

Gidget’s sisters and friends remain the backbone of our organisation. Bringing with them passion and diverse skills, their dedication and hard work have helped convert a personal tragedy into a powerful movement.

Over the years the Gidget Foundation has evolved and grown. Our strength lies in the many supporters who share our vision. We’re a passionate community of individuals and professionals with some wonderful skills, qualities and emotional connection. We’ve all been touched by the distressing affects of perinatal mood disorders.

We are able to leverage our impact and strengthen our outcomes by working collaboratively with many professionals who support vulnerable parents. All funds raised are directed to our programs.

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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