I felt that bringing awareness to the community by participating in Stride4Stroke was only natural.
Her sister, Sami Kennedy-Sims, suffered a stroke shortly before competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and is an ambassador for the Stroke Foundation.
So this is what has inspired Singleton Striders coach, Hilary Kennedy, to rally her charges in support of the foundations annual fundraiser – Stride4Stroke.
Kennedy says I felt that bringing awareness to the community by participating in Stride4Stroke was only natural.
“I was shocked to learn from the Stroke Foundation stroke kills more men than prostate cancer, more women than breast cancer and leaves thousands with an ongoing disability,’’ she says. “Yet stroke is largely preventable. By simply getting moving we can all reduce our risk of stroke.”
“Through Stride4stroke I will focus on reducing my own risk as well as increasing awareness of stroke in the community and we are hoping to raise $500 dollars.”
So far the Striders have logged over 300km and have reached the half-way point in their fundraising effort.
Stroke Foundation CEO, Sharon McGowan, says she is proud of the Singleton Striders for signing up.