CAPE TO CAPE: As part of his 5500km run from Tasmania to Cape York to raise funds for the Cancer Coucil, Greg Brown has made his way through the Bundaberg region. Photo Mike Knott / NewsMail
CAPE TO CAPE: As part of his 5500km run from Tasmania to Cape York to raise funds for the Cancer Coucil, Greg Brown has made his way through the Bundaberg region. Photo Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Running from cape to cape in the fight against cancer

IF YOU happened to catch a glimpse of 56-year-old Central Coast man Greg Brown running in the region in the past few days and wondered where he was going, the answer is Cape York.

Yes, that's right, Cape York, the very top tip of Queensland. What's even more remarkable is Mr Brown started running 45 days ago in Tasmania.

Mr Brown ran through Bundaberg on Monday, about half way on his 90-day, 5500km run in aid of the Cancer Council. "I'm in Bundaberg; I've just hit halfway. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of Queensland," he said.

"Like so many other people I've lost somebody close to me with cancer. I can't help them but I'd like to help others.

"So I'm running this 90-day challenged to raise money for the Cancer Council."

CAPE TO CAPE: As part of his 5500km run from Tasmania to Cape York to raise funds for the Cancer Coucil, Greg Brown has made his way through the Bundaberg region. Photo Mike Knott / NewsMail
CAPE TO CAPE: As part of his 5500km run from Tasmania to Cape York to raise funds for the Cancer Coucil, Greg Brown has made his way through the Bundaberg region. Photo Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

 

In the past two years Mr Brown lost his mother to melanoma, sister-in-law to a brain tumour, one of his best friends to pancreatic cancer and even though cancer didn't kill his father, he was suffering from prostrate cancer when he died. 

As a keen runner of 16 years, Mr Brown has numerous marathons and ultra marathons under his belt.

Running is what he knows so Mr Brown set himself the massive challenge that requires him to run about 61km a day.

His ultimate goal is to raise $100,000 for palliative care services on the Central Coast. He's already raised more than $20,000.

Follow Mr Brown's Cape-to-Cape journey on Facebook or donate at www.capetocapeforcancer.com.au/ to join him in the fight against cancer.


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