Phoebe’s first run

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

PHOEBE MacKel­lar has a much big­ger stake in this year’s Run for a Rea­son than just a bit of ex­er­cise.

The East Fre­man­tle res­i­dent’s de­ci­sion to take part in the event was an easy one as she aims to raise as much money as pos­si­ble for an or­gan­i­sa­tion close to her heart – the Harry Perkins In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Re­search.

Set­ting her­self a fundrais­ing tar­get of $20,000, Ms MacKel­lar has smashed it, al­ready at more than $24,000 and count­ing, be­com­ing Run for a Rea­son’s big­gest in­di­vid­ual fundraiser for the year.

She said with her fam­ily touched by can­cer, it was the first time she would be run­ning for a cause so close to her.

“I did some re­search into which char­ity was most ap­pro­pri­ate to put the money to­wards and I thought the work done by the prostate can­cer re­searchers at the Perkins In­sti­tute was in­spir­ing,” she said.

“The sta­tis­tics on men be­ing di­ag­nosed with prostate can­cer each year is mind blow­ing. I wanted to do my part in rais­ing money to as­sist our ded­i­cated re­searchers con­tinue to find answers and new treat­ments.”

Visit hbfrun2016.ev­ery­day­hero.com/au/phoebe-1 to do­nate. The run is on May 22.

Phoebe MacKel­lar is all set for this year’s Run for a Rea­son event.

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