National Breast Cancer Foundation

Devastated after seeing their two sisters Cath and Jen diagnosed with breast cancer just weeks apart, Susan and her siblings joined Team NBCF at the 2015 City2Surf to raise funds for breast cancer research.

“We have a strong family history of breast cancer but we were devastated that it could strike both our sisters within such a short period, “ explained Susan. Sadly, Cath passed away 13 months after her diagnosis. Since then, the family have raised over $14,000, and are hoping to raise over $5,000 this year.

“Losing another sister to breast cancer is not an option. I am running in memory of Cathryn and with hope in my heart for Jen.” continued Susan.

You can join Team NBCF here; read more about Susan, Sandy and Will  story here

Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation

Isabella’s story

In July 2012, I was rushed from school straight to the emergency room in excruciating and agonizing pain. Specialist after specialist, nurse after nurse and scan after scan, misdiagnosis’s – and my whole world came crumbling down. A blood clot on the brain, known as an AVM.

Not given a fighting chance, I was transferred to Randwick Children’s Hospital for specialised care. Everyone that I came across supported me and pushed me, and gave me the strength to fight and beat the odds.

Without this I would never have become the person I am today – and it’s the reason why I am partaking in the City to Surf in the name of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Donate to Isabella here.

If you want to run as part of Team Kids for the Sydney Children’s Hospital then go here.

Heart Foundation

It wasn’t long ago that leading Team Heart Foundation in the City2Surf would have been out of the question for Warren.  In 2010 at the age of 49, Warren was at the peak of health and fitness, juggling two demanding careers as well as competing as an elite Masters Athlete. However, a check-up with his GP stopped him in his tracks by revealing a life-threatening cardiac condition. Having experienced no symptoms this came as a major shock and baffled his doctors.

Fortunately, Warren was able to have a pacemaker inserted, not only saving his life, but it also enabled him to get back to what he loves doing, running and keeping fit.

Donate to Warren here.

Read more about the work of the Heart Foundation and Warren’s story here.