WE’RE BEATING CANCER ONE STEP AT THE TIME
OUTRUN CANCER is a not-for-profit organisation that encourages people to take action against cancer and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Through fundraising events such as our Corporate Treadmill Marathon we raise much-needed money that goes towards:
• Funding cancer-prevention projects
• Spreading awareness and improving education
• Funding research programs
But it’s not just about money. Our focus is also on encouraging people to change their mindset and take action against cancer. We want to help them get healthy, lower their cancer risk and ultimately improve their quality of life.
“I felt such a sense of pride to be involved in this amazing event and look forward to doing it again.”
Elle McCabe | General Manager | Goodlife Health Club Shelley Street
It’s simple – we want to make a serious impact on cancer. Yes, we know it’s a big goal. But we believe it’s 100% achievable.
You see, at least a third of all cancers are actually preventable, and this means by improving awareness and educating people on how to minimise the risks we can change our society for the better.
Here at OUTRUN CANCER we believe there’s a huge opportunity to prevent cancer by reducing health risks. So let’s take action by:
• Increasing responsibility: Encouraging people to be physically active and lead a healthy lifestyle
• Changing the mindset: Challenging the current perception of cancer
• Providing information: Educating society on how to reduce cancer risks
• Raising funds: Using events to raise money for cancer prevention research
• Creating a wave of change: Spreading the prevention message through everything we do
To date, we raised a total $440,000 for prevention. Not too shabby for a small gang of passionate runners.
By 2020 we want to raise over $1million annually, and here’s how we’re planning to do it:
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Too ambitious? Or a realistic scenario based on our drive? There is only one way to know… giving it a go!
We’re always looking for passionate people to join our team of volunteers. Whether it’s working behind the scenes at the OUTRUN CANCER HQ, or helping at an event, our volunteers contribute a huge amount to our mission.
So whether you’re a marketing master, a copy guru or a super geek, we want you.VOLUNTEER NOW
OUTRUN CANCER was founded in March 2011. Our founder, Luca Turrini suffered the loss of his mum, Lisetta, from an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer. As a tribute to her, he decided to take on a huge challenge.
Inspired by his mum’s bravery, his passion for running and his desire to get back at cancer, he ran 20 marathons across Italy in just 29 days to raise money for cancer research.
Luca initially created the Corporate Treadmill Marathon as a training and lead-up event for his challenge. But it’s now grown into a hugely successful fundraising event in its own right.
THE NEXT STEP
Our plans are to take the Corporate Treadmill Marathon across Australia. We want to get as many people as possible involved, share the prevention message, raise money and completely change the mindset of how we approach cancer.
With every person who registers, and every event we run, we’re growing our message and pushing forward. The future looks bright and we can’t wait to see what happens next.