Every step in a gruelling run on Sunday will have a special meaning for a group of teachers in bright pink T-shirts.JENNA BISHOP August 28, 2014 3:29am
Supporting colleagues: Wilmot Rd Primary School teachers have again formed a team to do the Pink Ribbon Charity Run as part of this weekend's Shepparton Running Festival.
They will be one of many individuals and groups running in the Pink Ribbon Charity Run as part of this weekend’s Shepparton Running Festival.
Teachers at Shepparton’s Wilmot Rd Primary School formed the ‘‘Doing it for our girls’’ team in honour of many of their colleagues who have had breast cancer.
It will be the second year the team has tackled the challenge.
‘‘We’ve got several staff members who have faced breast cancer and have won the battle,’’ team member Simone Higgins said.
‘‘Everyone knows someone who has gone through it.’’
It was an easy decision for the team to enter the run again this year.
‘‘Last year we just had such a fun day and it became more of a social event,’’ Mrs Higgins said.
She said it was the perfect event because it catered to all fitness levels — people could walk or run the 5
Mrs Higgins said team members had been training hard in between class times and it had almost become a bit of a competition to push each other further in training.
‘‘We ran around the lake the other night. Between us, there are people who go to the gym or who go walking or running in the morning or evenings,’’ she said.
Mrs Higgins said this year’s event would be even more special, as the fellow staff member undergoing treatment last year would be walking with the team this year.
The team decided to make it a family friendly event and have invited family members to participate with them.
Mrs Higgin’s son will run with her, also wearing a bright pink shirt.
‘‘We make it a bit of a family rivalry, because he always beats me,’’ she said.
The Pink Ribbon run raises money for breast cancer research and the marathon will aim to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation.
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