Fun run for great cause
A SIMPLE fun run has gone a long way to help fight against domestic violence, with thousands raised for a good cause.
The picturesque Parklakes 2 residential community was home to the inaugural Bli Bli Unite Fun Run Walk, with runners, walkers and everyone in between proudly participating to do their part in ending domestic violence.
Despite the event being the first organiser Edith Blanck has co-ordinated, she said it was a huge success with 350 entrants into the fun run and $7000 raised for the White Ribbon Campaign.
The White Ribbon Campaign works to prevent and advocate against domestic violence as well as engage with men to encourage them to speak out against violence.
“It was a thrill to do because of the complexity,” she said.
The event was managed by Jason Crowther, from Atlas Multisports, one of the region’s leading sports event management companies.
Edith said she “without a shadow of a doubt” would work to run the event again next year after being overwhelmed with the positive reaction.
“Having gotten over the first one which was beyond my expectations and to have the support from the community, the council and from QPS was unbelievable,” she said.
A massive raffle at the event sold $1000 worth of tickets in a few hours with the major prize a diamond and gold ring valued at $2900 courtesy of Sunstate Jewellery.
Sunshine Coast police district officer Superintendent Darryl Johnson and Division 9 councillor Steve Robinson also addressed the crowd at the event.
Violet Hanley, with the Carson family, Steve, Willow,7, Smith, 3, and Pippa, 5, plus and the team from Yandina Dental.