Cancer survivor Holly Bonney (7, second from right) enjoys
the Child Cancer Foundation fun run and walk of courage in
Mosgiel yesterday with (from left) her grandmother, Diane
Stevenson, twin brother, Sam (7), mother, Kerry, and
father, Paul Bonney. Photo by Jane Dawber.
Some special children and their families had a special
day in Mosgiel yesterday.
The Child Cancer Foundation's second annual fun run and walk
of courage drew 166 runners and walkers of wide-ranging ages
to Memorial Park, in Mosgiel.
Entries in the 5km walk and run and 10km run included a dog
and an infant in a pushchair.
The two races were officially started by young cancer
survivors Holly Bonney and Madie King (13).
The event was "good fun" Holly said, after she had completed
the 5km walk and run.
Holly was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when she was 10 months
old, before overcoming the disease, her father, Paul Bonney,
Wet and heavy conditions underfoot did not stop a fun family
day in the sun, Child Cancer Foundation Otago-Southland
fundraising manager Keri McLachlan said.
"We're stoked with the turnout, especially considering the
weather conditions. It's been really great to see all the
little kids out," she said.
"We wanted to grow on last year and get on people's running
calendars. It's good to get people off the couch and push
play on a Sunday."
Money raised from the event would be used for child cancer
initiatives in the Otago and Southland region, Miss McLachlan