Friends go extra mile for cancer
AFTER being touched by the effects of cancer, two friends did their bit by raising funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Como resident Mel Wedge and Yangebup resident Beck Page took part in the Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink at the WA Athletics Stadium on Sunday.
Ms Wedge said she talked her friend into participating after her grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer about three months ago.
“I just felt helpless and I wanted to something to raise money, so I went online and saw the triathlon,” she said.
“We train together so I thought we could do something to give back and raise some money.”
Mrs Page said she believed most people had been affected by breast cancer directly or indirectly.
“I wanted to support Mel and although we both have our strengths and weaknesses, we didn’t race and we crossed the line together,” she said.
“To prepare, we went to the gym five or six times per week and did circuit training, which is cardio-based training.
“We had never done a triathlon so we did the second longest triathlon on the day, which was a 300m swim, 8km bike ride and 3km run.”
Mrs Page said they had welcomed the support of friends and family, who had helped them raise about $1500.
“It feels great for people to take notice and support you and it feels nice to raise money for a good cause,” she said.
Visit https://triathlonpink2016.everydayhero.com/ au/twinnies-itty-bitty-tittycommittee to donate.
Yangebup resident Beck Page and Como resident Mel Wedge raised about $1500 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation by running in the Ramsay Health Care Triathlon recently.