Those of you who know me well, know that I like to help and support where I can. After completing my first ever Half Marathon in November 2017, I've been thinking about what my next challenge could be... This month I completed a 10km Virtual Run for Kids with Autism, there was an option to complete a total of 150km over the month of April, but as I signed up late I opted not to complete this.
Recently, I've witnessed too many of my friends and family members being diagnosed or supporting someone close to them go through this. I have seen the stress and worry this horrible condition inflicts, I have also seen how much the NZBCF can help, but just like those who are affected - they can't do it alone. With May being Pink Ribbon Breakfast month, I started looking into hosting a breakfast, then the amazing idea to commit to running 150km in the month of May to support Kiwi Women and the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation came to me!
With 8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand every day, chances are, you or someone close to you is going to go through it.
So it's set, during the month of May, I'm going to attempt to run a total of 150km. This is going to be tough, but nothing compared to what these strong kiwi women who are our friends, family, colleagues and part of our community go through. As a sign of support I will wear something pink on each run. I will be posting updates along the way on my Facebook Page: Kylie's Quest: Concept Change as well as on Map my Run, you are welcome to join/follow me!
The money I raise from this page will be used to fund vital research projects and medical grants to help improve the survivorship of breast cancer in New Zealand. It will also help support kiwi women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer through services such as counselling and rehabilitation programmes.
Please consider making a donation today, anything will help. I cannot do this alone but with your support we can make a difference.