I am running my first ever marathon in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017 to raise money for White Ribbon. They are a fantastic charity who work in over 57 countries helping to end violence against women. 1 in 3 women in Australia have experienced physical and /or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them. (1 in 4 in the UK). White ribbon aims to educate men and boys to help prevent this from occurring. Through education, awareness raising and creative campaigns, preventative programs, partnerships and political advocacy, White Ribbon highlights the positive role men can play to stop violence against women and enables them to be part of this social change. I would really appreciate any donations towards this amazing charity. For my UK friends, please don't be put off by this being on an Australian website! Thank you for your generosity and support -- it means a lot to me.