AMONG marathon runners, those going for a Sunday stroll and rolling competitors, will be a remarkable pair of sisters participating in Run Ballarat this weekend.
Ten-year-old Jemma Catlow is aiming to raise $1500 for one of the five charities benefitting from the fun run.
She has almost reached $300.
Jemma lives by her family motto “it takes five minutes to care, and in that five minutes I can make a difference”.
Jemma’s sister Tahlia recently had double hip surgery and until recently was wheelchair-bound. She is gradually getting her stride back and will aim to walk the final 50 metres of Run Ballarat.
Mum Wendy couldn’t be prouder of her girls.
“They’re always the first ones to stand up on stage and say what’s right,” she said.
Jemma will be donating to Headspace, an organisation dedicated to youth mental health.
“I wanted to help Headspace because they help children,” Jemma said.
Almost 3500 participants are expected to run, walk or roll on Sunday and they have already raised an astounding $150,000.
To donate, visit www.everydayhero.com.au/event/runballarat2013.