Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017
Sarah Ongley

Sarah Ongley 

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My Story

I am a runner. I have been a runner for 6.5 years. I love the feeling of freedom running gives me, it brings a sense of euphoria to my mind body and soul. I was diagnosed with MS 10 years ago, and running has given me a sense of empowerment over my body. 😊 Taking up running is difficult for everyone, and this is what I told myself. Keep at it and you'll get there, nothing is impossible! I have previously run the City2Surf 4 times, and the Blackmores Half Marathon. But 12 months ago I had a relapse, which rendered me temporarily unable to move my right leg or arm. This was not going to stop me running - this was just an obstacle, one that I was determined to overcome. I had learnt to run before, therefore I could do it again! Signing up for this 10 k run is a commitment to myself (call it a milestone 😉). Everyone's MS is unique and I know in my heart that there are many others with MS that are unable to run. I run not only for me, but for them ❤️ I am taking part in Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017 to raise much needed funds for MS. They offer key information and support to patients and families. I only connected with them last year, as were very friendly and helpful, or just happy to have a chat. I feel it is integal that those newly diagnosed are immediately able to connect with the MS foundation. 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! Thank you for your generosity and support -- it means a lot to me. Together we can help MS create the world we want to see.

About my cause: MS

Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system affecting more young adult Australians than any other neurological condition. Every working day four Australians are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis which equates to an additional 1,000 diagnosed every year.

At MS we want everyone living with this chronic disease to get the support they need to live the best life they can. Your support enables people living with multiple sclerosis to get support to meet their goals and live well, and ensure that their journey is not undertaken alone. 

Your support provides a range of MS Services including:

- phone and email support through MS Connect
- free, specialised consultation with a health professional through MS Advisor
- NDIS assistance through MS Support Coordination
- MS Wellbeing services to support goals for living well, from exercise and nutrition to specialist employment support
- around the clock support when things get challenging, through MS Respite and Residential service.

Thank-you for your support to ensure that no-one faces MS alone.

Run For MS and Run For FREE! Join our team in Blackmores Sydney Running Festival and if you raise $500 for MS, your entry fee will be refunded so you run free of charge! Sign up now to support MS!

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https://www.ms.org.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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