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Phoebe Herring

Member Of Grow Mindfully - Centre For Psychology, Psychotherapy & Health

Running hasn’t always been my thing. Actually, I still wouldn’t class myself as a “runner”. To be honest, I kind of stumbled across it when I was going through some hard times in my life. In a time when everything felt incredibly complex, there was something calming about the simplicity of running. It certainly got me through a lot of dark days, and now it’s a big part of self care for me.

It was around that time I first heard about Bravehearts, their 777 Marathon series and the work they do to help provide support and education around the issue of childhood sexual assault.

In 2017 I ran my first marathon as a state runner for Bravehearts and it was a game changer. It gave me something bigger to run for, and I was so proud to be running for an organization that tackled an issue that is close to my heart. As a result, I returned again in 2018 & 2019. Now in 2020 I will be joining the Bravehearts 777 marathon series as a National runner to complete a massive 7 marathons in 7 states in 7 days.

I get a lot of people ask why I’m doing this, and I guess in a lot of ways, I see this event as representative of what the path for survivors often looks like as they navigate through the trauma of childhood sexual assault – it’s a marathon, not a sprint, and it can be incredibly gruelling at times.

So I embark upon these marathons as a tribute to the 1 in 5 Aussie kids who experience childhood sexual assault, with the greatest hope that the funds and awareness raised may help make the path a little easier for a child and their family, or that through the education Bravehearts provides it may prevent another from ever having to navigate it.

Any contribution you can make to support this cause is greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

Feebs x

74%
  • Goal $10,000.00
  • Raised $7,391.00
Top Donations
  • Mark Herring - $1,000.00
  • Mark Herring - $1,000.00
  • Mark Herring - $1,000.00
  • Brian Geelan - $1,000.00
  • Phoebe Herring - $1,000.00
Sponsors
Donor Date Amount Message
Nicole D'Angelo 3/9/2020 $50.00 You're an inspiration Phoebe. Stay strong & wishing you a good run...
Loretta and Liz 2/25/2020 $100.00 Good luck! Great cause and we are beyond impressed.
Alison Lockhart 2/17/2020 $100.00 Good luck with this big event
Glenn Harrington 2/10/2020 $80.00 Well done, great cause.
Sally Brickwell 1/20/2020 $111.00 Great cause for some hectic chafing
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