October 10, 2023

Another ‘Fun Run’ Success for Targeting Cancer

The 8th annual Targeting Cancer ‘Fun Run’ has enjoyed another successful year.

Over 100 sleepy but enthusiastic participants registered for the early morning sprint (or stroll) which took place along the Brisbane River on the third and final day of RANZCR’s ASM 2023.

Those taking part had the choice of a rigorous 5k course following the riverbank of the Brisbane or a shorter, more forgiving 2.5k route with friendly marshals guiding the route along the way.

Participants donned Targeting Cancer active wear including the much-coveted Targeting Cancer caps and t-shirts to raise awareness of radiation therapy as a lifesaving cancer treatment.

The Targeting Cancer campaign continues to work across Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the world to raise the profile of radiation therapy as a vital, safe and highly effective cancer treatment and to ensure that people living with cancer get access to this vital treatment.

The campaign thanks all our friends in the RANZCR community for all your support of this important work!

Congratulations to the 1st prize male winner Justin Whitely and 1st prize female winner Barbara Laing. A special ‘mystery prize’ went to runner and Targeting Cancer enthusiast, Emmeline Lee.

Dr Lucinda Morris, Co-Chair of the Targeting Cancer Committee, said: “This was another fantastic fun run, and I was pleased to get up bright-and-early to take part.”

“We made sure runners had plenty of water and energy-boosting refreshments including bananas and sweets.”

“The purpose of the fun run is to celebrate the importance of radiation therapy and to make both clinicians and the general public aware of the important role radiation therapy plays in saving and improving the lives of people with cancer.”

Dr Tuan Ha, Co-Chair of the Targeting Cancer Committee, said: “Lucinda and I would like to congratulate Justin, Barbara and Emmeline for winning this year’s Fun Run prizes.”

“The Targeting Cancer team is already looking forward to next year’s fun run in sun-soaked Perth.”

“We want to ensure all cancer patients who may benefit from radiation therapy get access to this effective, safe and highly sophisticated treatment.”

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