A marathon effort to give back | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
 In Fundraising, Inspiring Stories, OpenHouse News

We’re thrilled to welcome Scott Reading as he joins an elite group of runners who take on the challenge of a marathon for Lifehouse. Self-proclaimed Hip Hop Scholar, Scott is 43 and will be joining thousands of runners at the harbour bridge in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival on 17 September.

“I’ve completed two half-marathons before but never a full one. When I found out that I would be one of the few marathon runners to represent Lifehouse, I had to do it, nothing was going to stop me.”

“Choosing Lifehouse was the easy part. In July 2002, I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. After surgery, I was referred to Prof Michael Boyer. Three months later, I was diagnosed with lung cancer. I went through nine weeks of chemotherapy and thankfully, was cancer free by December 2002.”

I’ve had regular check-ups for the first 10 years afterwards and can gladly say I’ve been cancer-free for 14 years. I owe everything to Prof Boyer and the team at Lifehouse.”

“By running for Lifehouse, I hope to bring attention to the wonderful work it does every day to save lives like mine.”

You don’t have to be a marathon runner to join the running festival. Options start with a fun, family run of 3.5km. There’s something for every type of runner.

See all of our upcoming challenge events!

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