CARMAN’S FUN RUN
Carman’s Fun Run on Sunday 20 February 2022 was a fantastic event, welcoming more than 2,300 participants, including men for the first time. Hosted by Sole Motive and held at Elsternwick Park, Victoria, the fun run featured a 5km, 10km and half marathon course. Those unable to be there on the day had the option to participate virtually.
It was the perfect day for participants to enjoy the run and activities in the event village as they raised funds for BCNA. There was also a Mini-Field of Women, a merchandise stall for people to ‘pink up’ their racewear, and a VIP marquee for fundraisers who raised more than $500. Participants were spoilt for choice with food trucks, retail experiences, massage, children’s activities, and a relaxation zone hosted by Carman’s Fine Foods.
A massive THANK YOU to all the wonderful participants, attendees, event champions, volunteers, donors, and event staff who made this year’s Carman’s Fun Run an incredible day! It was so special for our community to come together again in person to show their support and love for people affected by breast cancer.
Thank you to the Gaudry Foundation who very generously matched the first $10,000 raised. With their help we managed to raise a phenomenal amount of just under $125,000! BCNA also thanks our partners Sole Motive and Carman’s for making this event such a success. Thank you also to our Carman’s Fun Run ambassadors Raelene Boyle, Peta Murphy MP, Katie Allen MP and Oskar Baker from the Melbourne Football Club
MINI-FIELD OF WOMEN
BCNA’s Mini-Field of Women, proudly supported by Opal, was a key feature of the event village at Carman’s Fun Run. The display of pink, blue and white silhouettes symbolises those affected by breast cancer. The Pink Lady represents more than 20,000 Australian women and men diagnosed with breast cancer each year. The Blue Man silhouette is a reminder that men are diagnosed with breast cancer too – more than 160 in 2021. The white silhouettes represent those who have died. Sadly, more than 3,000 Australians die with breast cancer each year. BCNA invited event participants to write personal messages of support that were displayed on the silhouettes in honour of loved ones affected by breast cancer.
PINK SPORTS DAY