Good Luck Liz and the rest of the Team Fox Australia participants in the Bridge to Brisbane. Thanks for helping us “Shake things up” for Parkinson’s research.
Liz Cantor has a $20,000 target and aims to run 10km in under an hour.
LIZ Cantor is limbering up and getting ready to hit the track to prepare for The Sunday Mail Suncorp Bank Bridge to Brisbane later this year.
Runners have been quick off the mark, raising a total of $127,047 for charities already, with Kids Helpline the major beneficiary of this year’s fun run.
The Noosa-born television personality and surfer said she was planning to run the 10km course on September 2, jogging from the Gateway Bridge to the RNA Showgrounds.
“I’d love to try to do it in under an hour,” Ms Cantor, who is also a Suzuki Queensland ambassador, said.
Ms Cantor is planning to raise $20,000 for the Shake It Up Australia Foundation for valuable research into Parkinson’s disease.
It’s a cause that’s close to her heart, after her grandmother died from the condition in 2004.
“My grandma was a ballerina and we were particularly close because we shared that passion for theatre and entertainment,” she said.
“It was quite sad to watch her lose her grace and sense of identity, so I’m pretty passionate about finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.”
But Ms Cantor might have a way to go on the road to the Bridge to Brisbane after a 40km walk to raise money for autism two weeks ago left her wrecked.
“That smashed me, so it’s been a bit of a wake up call that I better start training,” she said.
The Shake It Up foundation was started in 2009 by Parkinson’s sufferer Clyde Campbell, and has partnered with the Michael J Fox Foundation to increase awareness and raise money for research in Australia.
“Every cent really goes towards finding a cure,” Ms Cantor said.
Ms Cantor will lead the Suzuki Queensland team in the Bridge to Brisbane.
Suzuki has provided two cars as prizes in this year’s event, with Suzuki SX4 hatchbacks, valued at $22,000, each going to the Hero Time winners of the 5km and 10km races.
A runner’s Hero Time, a world first for fun runs, is calculated by their finishing time, minus one second for every dollar they raise for charity.
And The Sunday Mail will give away a Suzuki Alto GLX Manual, valued at $15,915, to one lucky winner as a random draw prize at the Bridge to Brisbane.
For more information about the day, head to bridgetobrisbane.com.au