City2Surf team joined by inspirational runner

City2Surf team joined by inspirational runner Tim Blair from Devonport Tasmania gets set to run on Sunday 14 August 2016.

The Kids' Cancer Project is thrilled to welcome Tim Blair from Devonport in Tasmania to the City2Surf running team on Sunday 14 August 2016 as they raise money for childhood cancer research. 

Tim was inspired when he learned about the children with cancer who, along with their families, participated in the 2015 City2Surf.

On a recent visit to the charities headquarters in Rosebery, the Tasmanian childhood cancer advocate shared how he wanted to join them. 

“Seeing Zach and Alex and their families last year really inspired me to put my running shoes on and head up to Sydney for the City2Surf," said Tim. "I like to run and knowing I’m directly helping these inspirational kids is the perfect motivation for me." 

Tim is an experienced runner and has fundraised for fifteen years. In 2014 he formalised his commitment to helping kids by establishing the Tim Blair Run for Kids Foundation.

Thanks to generous community support, Tim has donated more than $160,000 to sick children in Tasmania and the Foundation has committed $20,000 a year to childhood cancer research, through The Kids’ Cancer Project.

Tim is no stranger to Bondi Beach having kick started his relationship with the independent national charity by running from Bluff, Tasmania to Bondi in 2014. Tim and his running companion Shane Taylor covered 960 kilometres across 3 states in 8 days.

“Tim is one incredible human being who decided to step up and be counted and I am so thrilled he has joined us in the largest fun run in the world,” said Col Reynolds, Founder of The Kids’ Cancer Project.

The Tim Blair Run for Kids Foundation has a simple message.

“It doesn’t matter how fast you are, how fit you are or whether you can even run. We all have something to offer. The point is to step up and to do something to help your community,” said Tim.

The Kids’ Cancer Project and the Run for Kids Foundation are working on the development of an exciting initiative to take this message to school children around the country.

The initiative, called Project Kids, aims to empower students to step up and contribute to their community and promotes the importance of physical activity, self-esteem and thinking of others.
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