This month, Sarah and Mitch took on the ultimate fitness challenge, committing to cycle 1,000kms throughout the month—that’s 33km a day—to raise funds for those impacted by a cancer diagnosis, just like Mitch’s mum Leanne.
“Leanne was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2018—she was incredibly fit and healthy and was training to do an 30km walk when she was diagnosed,” Sarah explains.
“She has always been such an incredible support to so many people, previously taking part in Cancer Council SA fundraisers like Relay For Life. She couldn’t take part in the event this year because she was too sick, so we thought it was our turn to give back and do something to support her.”
Sarah says that the decision to ride 1,000km was made on the spur of the moment, with the couple initially setting a fundraising target of $1,000—one dollar for every kilometre they ride. And, amazingly, they surpassed that fundraising total in just 24 hours.
“Lee turned 60 this year so it seemed fitting to do something to support her and thank her for all she’s done for others,” she says.
“Knowing that the money raised will not only support Lee, but all those South Australians going through cancer, makes it even better!
“I would encourage more people to get physical and Do It For Cancer, for the people close to them impacted by cancer.”
To find out more about how you too can get physical and Do it For Cancer, visit the website here.