This year I decided I would finally run a marathon after decades of talking about it and gazing at my husband's own gallery of medals on the wall. However, instead of just running the marathon, ticking it off the list and filing it in the "done" basket, I wanted to do it for a real and more important reason and that is to raise some money for my beautiful friend and neighbour, Colleen.
Colleen has been battling cancer since the beginning of last year, with set back after set back. Now at stage 4, this money will go towards whatever Coll and her gorgeous family need; a holiday, to parachute jump out of a plane or to simply pay some bills.
I know that we're usually asked to donate to a specific charity organisation but this is a chance to donate to a real person and make a real difference to one person and her family's life. Coll and her family are an inspiration; strong, resilient and endlessly positive but everyone, no matter how awesome they are, needs a little helping hand sometimes.
Come Sunday October 16th I'll be pulling on the runners to get to the Melbourne Marathon finish line. Any donation big, small or smaller would be appreciated in the biggest way, so please help me reach my target. I will be forever thankful.