Astrid’s keen to extend a helping hand
LEUKAEMIA survivor Astrid Serna is preparing to join thousands as a Claus for a cause when children’s charity Variety hosts the 7th annual Santa Fun Run on Sunday.
The St Clair resident will join in the Christmas fun with her Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology colleagues Jenette Thompson and Robyn Farrell, who took part last year.
More than 5000 people are expected to don the jolly red suit and stroll or run the 5km, starting at First Fleet Park at Circular Quay in Sydney and following a scenic route around the harbour foreshore - all in a bid to raise $250,000 to help children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.
Ms Serna, a childhood leukaemia survivor, said she was excited to be a part of team Santa’s Little Helpers to support children in need.
“Jenette and Robyn had such a great time last year I wanted to see what all the fun is about,” Ms Serna said. “As a leukaemia survivor, I know the importance of assisting kids who are in need of a helping hand and this is the perfect event to help those children.”
Online registrations close at 2pm on Friday. Details: varietysantafunrun.com.au
Astrid Serna w will don her red suit f for the Santa Fun Run on Sunday.