Break­ing down goals key for stu­dents to fol­low dreams

Great Southern Herald - - News - Sjanna San­dalova

A Katan­ning Se­nior High School em­ployee will run 42km this month in a bid to raise aware­ness of heart dis­ease and show stu­dents the im­por­tance of set­ting goals.

Fol­low the Dream pro­gram co-or­di­na­tor Cait­lyn Fitzger­ald teaches Abo­rig­i­nal stu­dents, who are look­ing to fur­ther their ed­u­ca­tion, how to face challenges and set goals.

“It’s to raise money for the Heart Foun­da­tion, but I picked the idea of the marathon be­cause I wanted to set an ex­am­ple for the kids,” Ms Fitzger­ald said.

“I am not a run­ner, so to run 42km is a big chal­lenge for me, but we talk about break­ing it down into weekly and daily goals.”

Ms Fitzger­ald, who has run 25km so far, also talks to the stu­dents about heart dis­ease and the im­por­tance of know­ing their fam­ily back­grounds.

“Heart dis­ease is the number one killer for Abo­rig­i­nal Aus­tralians, I teach the kids how im­por­tant it is to know of the con­tribut­ing fac­tors and how to re­duce the risks,” Ms Fitzger­ald said.

To do­nate, visit my­marathon. ev­ery­day­­lyn­fitzger­ald.

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