Fam­ily in­spires chal­lenge

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DANIEL Ca­porn will be think­ing of his late grand­fa­ther when he tries to run 160km over 24 hours.

He sees the dis­tance he’ll at­tempt at the Joon­dalup Wan­neroo Re­lay for Life on Oc­to­ber 20 and 21 as the “ul­ti­mate chal­lenge”.

“I am cur­rently in the process of join­ing the army, so I saw the 24-hour chal­lenge as some­thing that will strengthen my mind and body,” he said.

“Af­ter los­ing my grand­fa­ther ear­lier this year, I saw the Re­lay for Life as a great op­por­tu­nity to hon­our him. I will be ded­i­cat­ing my re­lay to my grand­fa­thers and aunty, who all bat­tled can­cer.

“These are peo­ple I looked up to my whole life and took in­spi­ra­tion from. I’m ex­tremely proud to be able to run for them. Not only am I run­ning for my fam­ily, but for ev­ery­one that has been af­fected by can­cer.”

Daniel’s goal is to raise more than $2000 for the Can­cer Coun­cil WA through the fundraiser.

But while per­sonal goals such as Daniel’s mo­ti­vate ev­ery­one in­volved with the Re­lay for Life, it’s the con­tri­bu­tion of the whole com­mu­nity which helps the event build to­wards its over­all goal of more than $300,000 raised to help fight can­cer.

To be a part of this in­spir­ing week­end and cheer Daniel on, visit bitly.com/RFLJoon­dalupWan­neroo.

Daniel Ca­porn has his eyes on com­plet­ing the Re­lay for Life.

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