The Chevron City to Surf took place on Sunday 25 August, with thousands of runners and walkers hitting the Perth pavement in near-perfect conditions.
A big thank you to those who participated in the event to raise money for CLCRF – Gary Bentel, Julie Rosenthal and Kate Lamers. Because of the wonderful efforts of these three participants, a combined total of $5,324 was raised for the Foundation, far exceeding previous years!
We would particularly like to acknowledge the admirable fundraising efforts by Gary. Gary was able to raise a total of $4821.70, which put him in 7th place on the individual fundraising leader board – a tremendous achievement!
Gary has been supporting CLCRF since 2007 and his decision to participate in the City to Surf’s 12km run this year stemmed from his desire to do more for the Foundation.
“The hills on the City to Surf were really challenging,” said Gary. “But just thinking about the hills and challenges that kids with Leukaemia have to overcome made them a breeze and I’m really grateful I could support CLCRF.”
Not only has Gary, Julie and Kate’s participation helped to raise important funds for childhood cancer research, but they have also helped to raise more awareness in the Perth community.
The Chevron City to Surf is a wonderful community-based fun run and we look forward to seeing the participation and fundraising efforts at next year’s event!
Are you interested in supporting CLCRF in a fun run this year? The Color Run Perth, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is on 20 October 2019 at the Claremont Showground. This is a 5km untimed event catering to everyone from first time runners to seasoned athletes. Register now and start fundraising for CLCRF!