Heading out for an early morning training run in the dark isn’t how Brisbane-based Chris Bryant usually starts his day, but this year he is stretching himself in the name of running the Brisbane marathon to raise money to support kids’ cancer research through The Kids’ Cancer Project.
Chris has a very personal motivation for his marathon effort, after a late-night phone call in September 2020 turned the Bryant family’s world upside down. Their three-year-old daughter Annie had been diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia.
Now four, Chris’ daughter Annie spurs him on to complete his epic running and fundraising challenge. He has already soared past his original fundraising goal of $10,000 thanks to the support of friends, family and work mates. With a fan club behind him, led by Annie, Chris is determined to last the distance.
Chris Bryant: Running for a cure.
“The Kids' Cancer Project sent us a running jersey and a couple of capes and Annie’s been running around the house in her cape, and will be at the finish line, if I make it there!” says Chris.