Running Strong for Hope

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It’s that time again – runners (and walkers) are gearing up for the 2015 Melbourne Marathon. For the third year running, LifeCare is entering a team of all people of ages and stages with a common goal – putting the fun into FUNdraising!

The training journey for runners requires commitment, discipline and perseverance – but the benefits are priceless! Apart from being a personal victory, finishing the race signifies hope for many in our community who are struggling, and a celebration of lives that have been touched and transformed.

In 2013 and 2014, Team LifeCare claimed the Top Fundraising Team and Top Fundraiser positions on the GoFundraise fundraising platform. This year we are aiming to not only defend our titles but go one better and improve on last year’s effort of more than $73,000 – each dollar of which represents practical help and hope for people doing it tough.

Here’s what some of last year’s participants said about the experience:

“We consider ourselves very fortunate and blessed to have our families, friends, jobs, enough food on the table and clothes on our backs. Running (and half walking!) 5km was the least we could do to help those in less fortunate situations. And it was a painless way of helping us be healthy and get our fitness goals back on track!”
– Caryn and David

“I chose to run at this event because I want to add my voice to the growing awareness of the great work done through Crossway LifeCare and to raise funds to assist people in tough places to flourish. There is an excellent sense of team at the event with our 72 runners and walkers. Our distinctive team top made it possible to spot one another out on the track. I also love it that people of different fitness levels can compete and know that they are making a difference.”
– Dale Stephenson

For information on how to register for the event and join Team LifeCare, click here or email jane.ng@crosswaylifecare.org.au

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