Matt was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016 at just 34 years old.
As part of Red Apple Day and Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Matt wanted to raise awareness of bowel cancer within his workplace at Microsoft Office.
Emily and Briony took part in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017 to help raise much needed funds for Bowel Cancer Australia.
"Ten years ago, one of our grandfathers died in his early 60's due to 6-inches of his bowel dying. Despite this, 90% of cases of bowel cancer can be treated if detected early.
"I’d always loved running and wanted to fulfill the achievement of running a half marathon".
"Although the idea of finishing Run Melbourne’s half marathon would be an unbelievable achievement after my mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer I strived for a new goal, to not only finish the 21km but raise as much money as possible for this amazing cause to not only help my mum in her fight but for the thousands of others fighting also".
"I managed to not only finish the half marathon but also raise $3,840 to Bowel Cancer Australia due to my amazing family, friends and generous people around me in which I’d like to thank greatly" said Gemma.
Big thank you to Gemma on completing the half marathon and doing an amazing job fundraising. Well done, you should be so proud!