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.
Great time had at this year's Barmah Muster.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
Friday’s annual primary inter-school cross country meet will see a broader variety of students taking part, as well as the introduction of a new finish line.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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