City staff find good reason to run
CITY of Nedlands staff did not need reminding why they were sweating it out at Run for a Reason last month, because their reason was running right beside them.
Senior communications officer Michelle Newton was diagnosed with cancer last year.
Ms Newton said she and her colleagues Brid Ni Mhuineachain, Daniel Sharples and Robyn Forrest raised more than $1400 for the charity Cancer Support WA.
“I was so lucky to find Cancer Support,” she said.
“In fact, Robyn put me on to them. I immediately knew that here was an organisation that really cared about me.
“Everyone at Cancer Support feels like family.
“Through their own personal experience or the experience of their loved ones, they know exactly the effect of a cancer diagnosis, just how devastating and traumatising it is.”
Community engagement officer Ms Mhuineachain ran a personal best in the 21.1km half marathon, after training at Jacob’s Ladder and Kokoda in King’s Park, and the occasional sprint through Karrakatta Cemetery.
Ranger Mr Sharples ran the 12km course pushing his daughter in a pram.
Runners Brid Ni Mhuineachain, Daniel Sharples, Michelle Newton and Robyn Forrest raised more than $1400 for Cancer Support WA.