Run for Hope - Melbourne is a 5km run/walk and 10km run around the Maribyrnong River, starting and finishing in Coulson Gardens, Maribyrnong.
This family friendly event is to raise funds and awareness for Pink Hope, a charity that supports women and families with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and beyondblue - providing information and support to help everyone achieve their best possible mental health.
Our next event will be in 2020 and includes not only the fun run but also -
- Jumping castle
- Face painting
- Massage and Reflexology
- Raffle with great prizes
- Sausage sizzle
- Health information
- Pink Hope merchandise
- Post race stretch
Run for Hope started in 2012, founded by Sarah Powell (a volunteer and ambassador for Pink Hope) and her personal trainer Alannagh Pooley from FullFitment Personal Training. They both wanted to help raise awareness and much needed funds for Pink Hope. In 2017 they decided they would also like the event to raise money for beyondblue and so begins the new partnership in 2018.
Sarah was diagonsed with breast cancer when she was 29 years old and subsequently discovered she carries a BRCA1 mutation (the same one made famous by Angelina Jolie). Sarah went on to have a risk reducing bilateral mastecomy, and ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, all to help reduce her risk of cancer. Sarah has 2 young children who may have inherited this gene fault but she knows they will have all the support and information they need, thanks to Pink Hope.
To learn more about Pink Hope please click here