Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017
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I am running the Sydney Marathon in September! My goal is to challenge myself to build the mental strength I know both my grandparents had when they were diagnosed with terminal lung disease (despite not having smoked cigarettes a single day in their life). They both requested, when they passed away, for no flowers but instead for donations to the Lung Foundation Australia so that research can continue into preventing lung diseases. My grandfather was a gold medalist for New Zealand in the Commonwealth Games and was inducted to the New Zealand Hall of Fame earlier this year! My Grandmother has always been so supportive of any sporting achievement! What better way to support the lung foundation than with a sporting even like a marathon! It is a cause that is really close to my heart so any contribution helps to make a difference to the life of someone else living with lung disease. Thank you for your generosity and every cent donated with help get me through that 42.195km course!

About my cause: Lung Foundation Australia

Anyone can get lung disease. It affects 1 in 4 Australians and is the second leading cause of death.

Lung Foundation Australia is the only charity in Australia providing support and a voice for people with lung disease, their families, carers, health professionals and the general community. 

We fund life-changing research and facilitate early detection by supporting best practice clinical management and delivering lung health programs. We work to empower those with lung disease to take the important steps they can to enjoy a better quality of life by understanding and managing their disease. 

Lung Foundation Australia works across all areas of lung disease, with a particular focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung cancer and rare lung diseases including Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), bronchiectasis and rare lung disease in children.  

We offer a range of support and services to help people to manage their lung condition and improve their lung health and wellbeing. Your generous donations ensure we can continue to: 

- Drive community awareness about lung health

- Fund word class research

- Advocate for people with a lung condition

- Provide information and support for patients

- Facilitate best-practice training and education for health professionals.

Lung Foundation Australia relies on funding from individuals, families, businesses and industry organisations and are deeply appreciated of this generosity. To increase our support for research, patients and advocacy, it is critical we continue to build our capacity to raise further funds in the community. 

Fundraise by creating your own fundraising challenge. Fundraising can be a lot of fun and a great way to get the community together for a purpose. 


Thank you for your kind support.

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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