Emily to run against can­cer

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Jil­lian McKee

AF­TER see­ing a friend suf­fer from can­cer, St Clair’s Emily Bli­noff ded­i­cated her life to mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­nity.

Swap­ping her ca­reer as a hair­dresser to work as a carer for the el­derly and dis­abled, the 21-year-old said she was pre­vi­ously ig­no­rant to how many peo­ple strug­gle with ill­ness ev­ery day.

She said she was touched by The Kids Can­cer Pro­ject and has or­gan­ised a fun run to raise funds on Sun­day, Septem­ber 27.

The run will fol­low the 6km track around Ne­pean River and mem­bers of the public are welcome to join in and are en­cour­aged to wear yel­low or gold.

“Can­cer is ev­ery­where, and it’s some­thing most peo­ple feel strongly about. A close friend of mine was di­ag­nosed with metastatic melanoma at the age of 16,” she said. “When ev­ery­one was ex­cited about get­ting their li­cense, go­ing to par­ties, study­ing for their HSC, he was fight­ing for his life.

“This is some­thing no young per­son should have to en­dure, the med­i­ca­tions aren’t cheap and the oper­a­tions are hor­ri­ble.”

Ms Bli­noff has al­ready raised more than $2500 and hopes to reach a to­tal of $3000 up un­til the event.

Visit char­i­ty­fundraiser .ev­ery­day­hero.com/au/ emily-louise

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