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This November I'm running the New York City Marathon and raising awareness of Down Syndrome in honour of my late Aunty, Cathy Ryan who passed on 6 Sept 2019. Cathy lived an incredible and joyful life despite facing the challenges of living with Down Syndrome, reaching 69 years of age and just days short of her 70th birthday. She was loved and cherished by our family and the entire community of Bendigo where she lived and worked including Calico Country and Woolworths. She was an avid Collingwood Football Club supporter, loved to sing and dance and loved kids! She inspired me to promote awareness and support for disability services that empower and support people with disabilities to live a great life like Cathy, be accepted in our community as equal, and for our society to support and celebrate the achievements of people with Down Syndrome like yours and mine.
Help the ACT Down Syndrome Association raise much needed funds to continue supporting the local community and I'll do my very best to run a PB for Cathy!
14 Nov 2019
If that link below isn’t clickable, google ‘PB4Cathy’ and you will find the slideshow on YouTube :)
Thanks everyone for your amazing support! My goal was achieved, I ran an 8min PB for Cathy finishing in 2:47:34. Lots of fun and didn’t hurt as much knowing how much support was behind me. I made a slideshow of the race and buildup:
02 Nov 2019
Thanks so much to all of you for your support - I’m feeling so inspired to run well on Sunday, just two sleeps to go!
17 Oct 2019
Thanks everyone for the support so far! Cathy would be proud. $1500 raised with your generous support and I’m hoping we can hit $2k. Less than three weeks to go until the marathon now and I’m focused on achieving this big goal - a PB for Cathy in NYC!
Good Luck Liam! You're an absolute legend.
Good luck unit!
All thr best LEGEND
Good luck mate!
Good luck! What an adventure!
Well done mate
Onya Liam. Cathy sounded like a wonderful woman, PB for her all the way!
Good luck Liam!
Good on you Liam! Good luck! Kate Bills
From the Burbs of Tuggies to the Big Apple. Go get em mate.
Great work mate, all the best in NY. I know you'll smash it.
Go get em champion. Your an inspiration
Happy to be a part of it in some small way mate.
Thanks so much Liam for your support. All the best with the run.
Cathy would love this!
Cathy would be so proud. More power to you.
All the best Liam! Kelly, Jarv and kids xo
Wonderful cause - best of luck!
You are an amazing person Liam.
I’ll double if you get that PB! Train hard!
Good one Liam. Be happy to.
Smash it L-Dawg
Great cause, Good luck on the big run Mate!
Run Liam run! Great cause, best of luck.
Big Ups Bro. Love the acknowledgement of Cathys life..more than a photo. Good luck in NY marathon.
Go Liam! You’ll smash it! Your Aunty would be chuffed 💪🙌🔥 🏃♂️
Good luck on the NYC Marathon too Liam!
Good for you man!! Proud of ya. Good luck!
Best of luck Liam
Best wishes Liam for you PB!
Vale Cathy ❤️
Love your work mate . Run well .
Dude. I really really want you to get a PB. Go Liam!! Great cause.
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