Marathon is a cancer fundraiser

CHILDREN’S Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA) Ambassador, 45-year-old Craig Goozee, passed through Ballina last week as part of a 12,500km ultra-marathon around Australia called A2B4C in an attempt to raise more than $1 million for CCIA’s research into the causes, prevention, better treatments and cure of childhood cancer.

The journey which commenced in Sydney on Friday, May 29, will take Craig from A to B for C, Australia Square to Bennelong Point for Cancer – the long way around!

Inspired by the courage and determination of his daughter Jessica, who lost her battle with cancer in 1999 at the age of nine, Craig will use a combination of running, cycling and ocean paddling to complete the ultra-marathon, which is expected to take approximately 92 days.

Craig’s previous marathons in 1998 and 2000 raised more than $650,000.

To make a donation, phone 1800 682 536 or see the website www.a2b4c.com.au.

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