Creator: Jo-Ann Weaver
Close at Wednesday, 18 February 2015
GOJOGO Keep On Going 2014
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I have once again launched my gojogo fundraising campaign to raise crucial funds for Rob de Castella's Indigenous Marathon Project. The project annually unearths long distance running talent and uses the marathon as a tool to change lives. Young Indigenous men and women are given the opportunity to establish their own sense of self-worth by completing a marathon. Participants also complete a Cert IV in Health and Leisure to instill healthy lifestyle benefits back to their communities.
After an amazing year in 2013 supporting IMP and raising $12,436 and also mentoring squad member Charmaine Patrick from Hermannsburg, it was an easy decision for me to continue supporting and fundraising in 2014. It was a wonderful year for me being a part of this amazing Health Education Program and seeing the difference that it is making in the lives of Indigenous and Islander men and women and their families and communities.
Personally I had a great year running and completed the Hobart Half Marathon, Barossa Half Marathon, Gold Coast Half Marathon, Adelaide City 2 Bay and Melbourne 10km. I was also very honoured to be able to run the last 1.195kms of the Melbourne Marathon with IMP member Emma Cameron from Darwin.
It was the best feeling every time I was out on the track knowing that I was out there running to help support other runners experience the joys of running and being healthy.
I also organised a successful Fun Run & Family Day in the Barossa Valley which will now be an annual event. The date for this years event is Sunday 19th October. Stay tuned for details as the event gets closer.
I am slowly returning to the track after a four month break with injury. I have a few events planned on the calendar for the year. The first is a challenge of a different kind, Stampede on 5th April. This is a 10km x 30 obstacle course where you get down and get dirty and have some fun! The 10km @ the Barossa Marathon will be my first official running race for the year and then I have my sights set on the Gold Coast Half in July, City to Bay once again in September and maybe more!
Please support this great health education program by supporting me and my running and my other crazy endeavours!