Congratulations to our fundraising hero for this week, Suze, who has completed her third year of running challenges raising funds for Shake It Up. Over the past three years, Suze has challenged herself to run 130m in 14 days, a 45km ultra marathon in the Blue Mountains, and now to run 19 City2Surf distances in 19 days. Her fundraising tally has now tipped over $20k, making the total funds raised for Parkinson’s research as $21,853. Incredible efforts by Suze and her team of supporters!
We chatted with Suze to hear more about this year’s challenge.
How did you come up with the idea for this year’s challenge?
My Dad was a runner and since moving from the UK in his 20’s and before he got diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease he completed 19 City to Surf races in Sydney. My fundraising was 19 days of runs of the same distance (14km) in honour of my Dad. I always like to pick a physical challenge that is somehow linked with my Dad and his journey.