The March Charge is a fitness fundraiser like no other.
This month, supporters from across the state are walking, running and moving however they can to raise vital funds for those affected by cancer.
Funds raised through the initiative go towards Cancer Council Queensland’s life-saving research, prevention and support services.
Among participants is second time Charger Gabriella Simonian.
After losing her mum to lung cancer in 2017, Gabriella was determined to make a difference.
“I lost my mum to lung cancer in 2017, less than a year after she was diagnosed,” said Ms Simonian.
“Caring for her throughout palliative treatment opened my eyes to the cruel and difficult battle that cancer patients, their families and carers’ face.
This inspired me to look for ways to support others facing cancer.
Gabriella explained participating in The March Charge is a great way to get fit while raising important funds.
“Raising money through an initiative like The March Charge is not only a great way to challenge yourself physically but also a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness,” said Ms Simonian.
“I’m not a natural runner, so I tried to build up as much stamina as possible in the lead up.
“I try to switch my workouts up between low intensity runs, interval sprint training and lots of strength training to help support my core, hip and glute strength.”
When Queenslanders participate in The March Charge, they are raising vital funds that support Cancer Council Queensland’s work in reducing the burden of cancer.
Every kilometre moved this March will bring us one step closer towards a cancer free future.
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