Loss of friend behind City to Surf quest
Busselton-born Natalie Vance is running all five Chevron City to Surf courses over the next month in memory of a friend who recently died of heart disease.
A former Busselton Senior High School student, Ms Vance said running the 12km tracks had always been a goal, but the death of her close friend’s father drove her to take on the challenge this year. “I decided I wanted to honour his memory and fundraise with the running,” she said.
“There’s nothing I can do for my friend but to do this in his name and help even one person survive heart disease is a positive thing.”
Ms Vance’s original fundraising target was $1000, which she quickly surpassed and amended to $2500.
“I’m really not sure how much I can raise, but I’m just hoping it gets the attention to make a difference,” she said.
The feat includes 60km of track all together, with the Albany leg already behind her and the Busselton race coming up this weekend.
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