The Ripple of Kindness Project encompasses Rebecca’s lifelong commitment to touching the hearts, minds and souls of people to ultimately leave the world a better place. The project’s latest initiative sees Rebecca preparing herself mentally, physically and emotionally for an incredible journey ahead.
Running 350km from her hometown of Parkes in Central West NSW to the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Westmead, Rebecca is on a mission to raise $100,000 for 4 charities close to her heart – Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer, The Bandage Bear Foundation, Leukemia Foundation and her local Can Assist team.
“My aim is to raise vital funds to not only assist with the research and treatment of these terrible diseases, but to help the families going through the toughest time of their lives.” – Rebecca explains.
Calling Country NSW home, Rebecca knows first-hand the impact of being one of the 80,000 families cared for by the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network each year.
“I’ve experienced what it’s like having a sick child at Westmead. When kids are sick, parents are out of the game. Relying on the support of these foundations to help alleviate stresses is crucial.”
Kicking off September 20th in Parkes, Rebecca will hit the road for the first leg of her journey, a 55km stint to Manildra. From there, she’ll visit Orange, Bathurst, Lithgow and Katoomba as her rest point and recovery stations before the final stretch to Westmead.
Parkes to Sydney is no mean feat! Rebecca is undertaking intense training and conditioning to tackle the kilometres equivalent to competing an elite-athlete marathon every day for over a week.
“It’s going to challenge me emotionally, mentally and physically but I have an amazing support team who will run beside me relay-style, so I am not running on my own. While we’re running, we’ll be thinking of the beautiful children we are helping, which will make this challenge so achievable.” - determined to meet - and exceed – her fundraising target, Rebecca hopes to inspire others to stretch themselves beyond their own limitations to achieve greatness and to do good in the world.
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