On Sunday, March 15, Geoff Nyssen and his dedicated volunteer committee will deliver the fourth instalment of the MY Mount Eliza Run & Fun Festival. Geoff was diagnosed with the terminal blood cancer multiple myeloma in 2014, and while this has posed significant health and physical challenges for him, Geoff is motivated by the support of his community to organise this annual event.
“Each year our amazing sponsors, volunteers and event participants come together and contribute to this growing event,” he says. “It means that we can continue to provide a better experience for those that attend, and more importantly it means that we have been able to raise more awareness of the disease and more money for myeloma research.”
Each year the festival creates a space where families can come together to have fun and be active, increases awareness of multiple myeloma, and raises much-needed money for Snowdome Foundation, which directs money into cancer research with the aim of buying more time to find cures for people like Geoff.
This year Geoff and his team aim to raise $80,000 so they can #HelpGeoffTo80. Earlybird registrations are now open so if you wish to take part in or support the 2020 festival, visit www.mymounteliza.org.au