Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017
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Dear all, 
This September I'm taking part in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017 and helping to raise much needed funds for our charity, Leukemia Foundation. As some of you may know, I deferred my entry in 2016 on doctor’s recommendation due to illness, so now I’m ready to give it another shot this year ;) What Am I Doing? My day job: As a researcher in the Centre for Cancer Research at the Westmead Institute of Medical Research, my daily work aims to better understand the fundamental mechanisms at a cellular level behind leukemia, and thus the advancement of the projects in my lab is dependent on funding from charities such as the Leukemia Foundation. My physical training: I have been training hard after work to prepare for the big day. This includes going to the gym five days a week, and taking on a bikram yoga or Xtend Barre class for the first time in my life as a challenge! Personally, I'm aiming to better keep my current PB of 142 min 56 sec from my first ever half-marathon in 2015! So far in 2017, I have completed the following: 8 km Mothers Day Classic 10 km Harbour Run 14 km City to Surf This race will be my final one for this year :) My charity work: In April this year, I was honoured to be a guest speaker at a community charity event and we successfully fundraised over $2500 in one afternoon for Leukemia Foundation over a lavender-themed high tea in Westmead. I’m hoping to add another $500 and more to this amount, and here’s where you can help us out! What Can You Do? It’s really simple: you can support the Leukemia Foundation by making a secure online donation. Please follow the instructions on this page to help us reach our goal of $500! Thank you for making a difference in the countless Australians lives touched by blood cancers, and your generosity means a lot!   Vicki

About my cause: Leukaemia Foundation of Australia

The Leukaemia Foundation provides personalised and practical support for people affected by blood cancers and related blood disorders and their loved ones.

These conditions include: leukaemia; lymphoma; myeloma; MDS; MPN; Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia; aplastic anaemia; amyloidosis; and related blood disorders.

This support is provided by our extensive team of highly trained Blood Cancer Support Coordinators who are there to help throughout your entire blood cancer experience.

All services are provided at no charge to patients and families and are available in metropolitan, regional and rural areas across Australia.

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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