Miles with smiles

7
Team Members

$5007.00
Raised for Aussie hearts

1,325.74 km
Distance Achieved

WELCOME TO OUR TEAM AND SUPPORTERS FOR 2023.

I will endeavour to update you all during the month and "introduce" the team members and some of my donors/ walking companions in this team blog.

You can also click on any member's picture and go to their page where you will see their goals, walking distances and their own blogs & pictures (if any).

Supporting you all to do your personal best distances is a priority.  There will also be a small voucher for the Heart foundation shop for our team member who gets the most NUMBER OF TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS by the halfway mark (15th Oct).

Good Luck everyone and thanks for joining me this year.  


MORE TEAM MEMBERS APPEAR IF YOU SCROLL DOWN BELOW THE LEADERBOARD.


The first team member to join this year's MyMarathon was Leon.  In August, he received an aortic valve by a relatively new procedure called a TAVI.  This was successful and avoided the need for open heart surgery.  He is now completing the 8 week Cardiac Rehab Program where I have been a volunteer for over 6 years. I'm sure he will outdo me in distances walked while he supports me to raise funds for the Heart Foundation.


This October, we’ll be tackling MyMarathon for Australian hearts.

We’re going to make a marathon effort to walk and exercise to help raise funds for lifesaving heart disease research.

Our team want to show our support for the thousands of men and women living with heart disease in Australia.

But we can’t do it alone. Please support our team by making a donation.

Together, we can win the race against heart disease.

Team Updates

Peta Gogan, singing for miles and miles and miles and.......

It is amazing just how many kilometres (and miles) our team members have walked so far.  Hats off to Peta who has just increased her distance goal to 120 km for this MM month!

Please take some time to click on Peta's face in the team gallery and read her entertaining blog.  There is also a blog on my page and I will endeavour to finish the month with more miles and smiles.  

Congratulations, Peta on your great progress.

About Zak, our youngest member

Zac's busy sporting life "came a cropper" so's to speak, when he broke his arm recently.  He's joined our team to try and keep his fitness while he waits for it to mend.

You can click on his picture/name on the Team Page to read more.

Thanks for joining us Zac and inspiring family and friends to donate to this great cause.

Welcome to Trish Kelly

I have known Trish for quite a few years as a member of our Long Island community.  She regularly walks with our afternoon walking group, informally co-ordinated by our friend, Claire.  Trish was also a regular at my Zumba classes.

During covid lock-downs when we used to walk in our neighbourhood, it was great to feel connected to those living nearby.  We often ran into Paul and Trish in one of her collection of lovely hats (she is pictured above on the left).

Congratulations to Peta, Prize-winner.

Peta Gogan joined our monthly walking group a few years ago when it became a Heart Foundation Group.  She began attending with her sister, Raelene, which is when we first met.  She always looked welcoming with a big smile and an Akubra-style hat.

I have been thrilled to have her enthusiasm on the team.  If you click on her face in the Gallery, it goes to her page where her blog makes great reading.  See the comments on her donations page.

It is a pleasure to declare Peta the winner of our "Most donations" prize and many thanks to Lyn for donating this HF shop prize.

WELCOME TO OUR TEAM AND SUPPORTERS FOR 2023.

Introducing Lyn Davies who works at the Heart Foundation (HF).  We first met in 2019 at key lunches for the HF.  She has been very supportive and a mine of information on any topic to do with hearts.  Lyn makes amazing bread and vegetarian meals.  I enjoyed supporting her cooking challenge for the Heart foundation and in turn, Lyn has joined my teams in the MyMarathon .  This year she is joined by her son, Zak and besides walking a marathon, she has pledged to supplement this with weekly ParkRuns.

WELCOME TO OUR TEAM AND SUPPORTERS FOR 2023.

Meet Chris Newman, the person who I've known the longest on my team.  We met when I started in Grade 5 at Duntroon Primary School on the outskirts of Canberra.  I admire her fitness, determination and her passion for spending holidays and recreation in the outdoors with her husband, Phil.  She recently hiked across the north of England and completed her 400th park Run in 70 locations!

Thank you to our sponsors

$500

Great Poem

Well done, Zak & Lyn!

$400

Jenni

Thanks for supporting me on this team.

$350

Anonymous

$210

Keith Barnard

Go Jenni !

$210

Adam Copeland

$158

Lorna Davies

A little boost for you.

$105

Gould St Walking Supporters

Look forward to walking together!

$105

Lorna Davies

Great project

$105

Diana Pearce

$105

Christine Newman

$105

Peta Gogan

$105

Alan Barnard

$105

Janice Russell

$105

Gerry Gogan

Well done Peta on setting such a tremendous goal for a good cause!

$100

Kathryn Davies

Keep walking Zak (and give that elbow a good chance to heal!)

$100

Bronya Cooper

Go Mum and Dad!

$100

Jen's Zumba Class

Dancing for Heart Health!

$100

Jenni Alexander

$100

Leon Alexander

Good luck. CU on the road.

$100

Frankston Heart Foundation Walking Group

Keep on - more miles with smiles. Well done!

$100

Leon Alexander

$100

Anonymous

$100

Sue Brodie

Great work Jenni & Team.

$64

Gwyneth Day

Good luck for your walking journey!

$56

Taylor (better Than Allana)

Go mum!

$53

Patricia Kelly

$53

Johnson Family

Your poetry is worth a donation Zak! Well done on your marathon walk!

$53

Trish Murphy

Well done Jenni ! Fabulous effort for a very good cause.

$53

Helen Billett

Go Peta

$53

Helen Wilson

Well done Peta. Best of luck🥴

$53

Allana Gogan

Go mum!!

$53

Felicity

Great cause Peta! Well done 🙏🩷

$53

Tom Gogan

Well done Peta!

$53

Anne Parrott

All the best for your challenge.

$50

Angela Vidic

Supporter, Frankston HF Walking Group

$50

Brylee Newman

Congratulations on your marathon, and what a great blogg!! Proud of you Mum. Well done xx

$50

Scott Newman

Well done on your marathon. Congratulations

$45

Wayne And Sue Belcher

Hi Jenni, great job for a great All the best Wayne and Sue

$42

Barbara Mccarten

$42

Jules, Rich And Nyah

Well done Zak, you are an inspiration!

$42

Madeleine Grace

Well done on such a great achievement for a good cause. X

$42

Rachel Orr

Go Zak! You got this.

$42

Lachie Gogan

Go Mum! You’ll easily smash this marathon!

$42

Rosemary Pollock

Inspirational

$40

Anonymous

That's an awesome goal - respect to you (and Mum)

$40

Glenda

$32

Laura Moorfield

Awesome work Zak! 👏

$26

Conor And Tass

Go PETA!! Lots of love xx

$26

Riley Carson

$21

Miranda Davies

$21

Jean

Great cause Peta. Good luck with this.

$21

Julie Aherne

Well done Peta , go girl 👏😘

$21

Allison Mcdermott

Absolutely amazing!

$21

Paola Dagellis

$20

Pamela Hart

Go for it Jenni

$20

John & Jane, Coffee Shout!

Thanks for joining us on the Belcher Family Lake Walk.

$16

Zakary Pearce

$16

Lynda Sturt

Sorry to hear about your arm Zac, I am sure you will all enjoy walking to raise money for such a worthy cause.

$15

Adele Quinn

Well done Zak and Lyn

$15

Jessica Muschamp

Congratulations Peta, what a legend you are! Thank you for your hard work fundraising for heart health. Sorry I can’t afford more than this at the moment, but happy to round up your earnings to $1200 Keep up the great work!

$10

Felix Newman

I am excited that you are walking a marathon, Gramps and Nana. Love from Felix xxx

$10

Zahli Newman

I hope you reach your goal, Nana and Gramps! Love from Zahli xxx

$10

Sally

Frankston HF Walking Group & Zumba

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