26 September, 2009
Guys from the “Inside Strata” – magazine published by the Institute of Strata Title Management (ISTM) liked our story and will publish it in October or December issue. “Strata Living” is distributed to over 1,300 ISTM members. This is a good start!
24 September, 2009
Last few weeks were busy writing editorials and webpages about our fundraiser. It all has to be approved by the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation before we can use it. So we could not do much actually promoting our fundraiser. But hopefully everything will be finalised this week, so we can actually start working on raising funds.
17 September, 2009
15 September, 2009
We train 5-6 days a week. Our training include:
- Terrain running or cycling 3 times a week;
- Weight training twice a week;
- “power hill walking” – 5 time a week. We load our backpacks with 25-30kg dumbbells, put on our trekking socks and boots, and we go for a power walk up a down a very steep section of Riverview St at Lane Cove as quickly as we can. We do 5 laps up and down a street each day.
I wonder what residents think of these “bushwalkers” passing their windows 10 times within an hour!
02 September, 2009
Right now we are finalising our plan of actions, going through all paperwork with the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, negotiate a registration of a separate event with Everyday Hero site, developing branded stationary, emails and updating our website.
We are flat out with our painting work right now. So our fundraising will take a little free time left from our evenings and weekends. But it is very exiting!
01 September, 2009
Dulux colour consultant picked a gorgeous grey for walls. But balcony railings were specified in dark charcoal and this was making house look very serious and official. The owners did not like it. So we paint it back in white. It is much better this way. It makes the house look light and funky. It really suits the lovely young family living here!
1 in 70 Australians women will develop ovarian cancer before the age of 85. Only 42% will survive after 5 years. So we decided to help to get this cure quicker!
In February 2010 our Ol’ Painting team – me and Oleksandra, will climb Mt Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research. At 5,896m (19,344ft), “Kili” is the highest pick in Africa and one of the world largest free-standing mountains. We promise to work our guts out, fight the weather, altitude sickness and anything else on our way to the top. In exchange we ask for your donation to the Ovarian Cancer Research!
I’ll post updates on fundraising, planning and training this blog for our sponsors and friends to read. Wish us a good luck!