"Whilst signing up to run 42.2 kilometres in the Sydney Marathon, I was given the option to use this experience to help a charity of my choosing!⁠

After losing my best friend Shelley last year and my Dad in 2017 both to bowel Cancer, there was no other charity in mind!⁠

Shelley was the most lively and ambitions person you could come across and she took on her fight with such grace, and always with the intention of making others aware of how this it too a young persons disease. Shelley never lost sight of helping other people and did many fundraisers, even when she was struggling financially due to losing work to her sickness. ⁠

I wanted to continue that work for her, and I wanted to run in her honour because even when she couldn’t walk anymore, she still had more fight in her than anyone I’ve ever known." ~ Kiralee.

If you were inspired by Kiralee's fundraising activities and would like to support Bowel Cancer Australia through a sporting event, check out our Activities & Events Calendar or get in touch with us through our webform.