Simone and Angela Run Two Races To Find a Cure for Breast CancerJune 24th, 2014
When their mum Rhonda was diagnosed with breast cancer, Simone Goodfellow and her sister Angela took up training for their first ever City2Surf, and their obvious charity of choice was National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Simone and Angela had never raised money or participated in the City2Surf before, but in just a six week timeframe, they quickly exhausted every fundraising technique possible. Using Facebook, SMS and email, Simone and Angela received overwhelming support from family and friends fast.
They even promised everyone that if they raised over $700, they would make a personal pact to both run the Blackmores half marathon!
The duo also engaged their local gym in Coffs Harbour who allowed them to leave a donation box at the front entrance, and organised a special Body Attack class where all participants sported pink gym gear and made a donation upon entry (the class instructor even let Simone choose her favourite music for the work out!) One of the gym members also generously donated a bike for them to raffle.
“A big part of raising money was keeping our fundraising page updated and circulated often so that our friends and family could see our progress,” says Simone.
Simone and Angela ended up smashing their fundraising goal in the first few weeks – which meant, they were on to fulfil their promise of running the half marathon as well!
Simone, Angela and the team ran with pride in the pink singlets and caps provided by National Breast Cancer Foundation at both events.
With mum cheering them on at both finish lines, Simone and Angela raised eight times their initial goal for both races, totalling over $6,100.
“The journey has been inspiring, motivating and emotional and we are happy to have supported NBCF,” Simone concludes.