Mums run for a cause close to their hearts

Joondalup Weekender - - Opinion -

TEN lo­cal women have found the mo­ti­va­tion to kick­start their fit­ness goals for the year by form­ing a team for this week­end’s 2016 Sun­shine Beach Run for Sids and Kids.

Team leader Kate Hall, who runs boot camp classes at lo­cal beaches, said the fundrais­ing run was made all the more poignant as ev­ery­one in the group had young chil­dren or ba­bies.

“The char­ity of Sids and Kids res­onates so strongly with me, and I know all of our team, as moth­ers,” she said.

“There is noth­ing that com­pares to a pro­tec­tive and in­stinc­tive love a mother has for her child.

“I have sadly wit­nessed close friends and fam­ily ex­pe­ri­ence the pro­found grief of los­ing a child and un­der-­mu­ni­ d449687 stand the grav­ity and in­fi­nite be­reave­ment as­so­ci­ated with such a loss.”

Most mem­bers of Mrs Hall’s team, ‘The Real House­wives of Marmion’ have reg­is­tered to take part in the 5km run at City Beach on Fe­bru­ary 21.

“It is a great train­ing goal and caters for the recre­ational run­ner though to the su­per com­pet­i­tive run­ner chas­ing down a per­sonal best,” she said.

“The Sun­shine Beach Run is such a unique event for Perth.”

Money raised helps Sids and Kids con­tinue re­search and education into mis­car­riage, still­birth and sud­den in­fant death syn­drome and sud­den un­ex­plained death in child­hood.

Visit sun­shinebeachrun. to sign up.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Cay­ley Boy­lan, Alaine Jowett, Nerelle Phillips, Jodie Wes­ley, Kate Hall, Gil­lian Kennedy, Eva Papotto and Belinda Col­lis.

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