Running for a Cure…


Deborah De Williams is a breast cancer survivor and marathon runner.

In October 2008 Deborah and her Border Collie, Maggie set off from Hobart to run around Australia in an anti-clockwise loop to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

Halfway through her run, just outside Darwin Deborah tripped over Maggie and broke both her feet.

After 7 months spent recuperating Deborah was inspired to start her journey again by a email from a fellow breast cancer survivor saying; “If you can survive breast cancer and run around Australia then I can survive secondary breast cancer”.

Read the full story  here.. or follow her on  Facebook …

Click to go to the her page...

Last year when I was demonstrating the TWC in Launceston, Tasmania, I met her husband Alistair and his friend Cranston… who took Luke and me under their wing and made sure that our stay in the Apple Isle was memorable… I had a great time…

Yesterday, I got a call from Alistair saying he was at the Caboolture Showground and would I be home… he would like to visit…

Deborah had just finished the day’s run… in Caboolture… about 2 Kilometres from my house… and Alistair had flown in for a week to be with her as she runs through Queensland South East…

Alistair and Owen [Deb’s Dad] dropped by for a quick visit and a few beers. Unfortunately having run all day she was in her own words…

Stinky and in need of a shower

Still and all it was great to catch up with Alistair and to meet Owen… who by the way was fairly impressed with my workshop and my woodwork…Thanks Owen…

Could not let a photo opportunity go by… so.. sorry mate…

He is the good looking bloke in the pink t-shirt… and while I think about it… where did all they grey come from???

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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One Response to Running for a Cure…

  1. Michael Wurm says:

    Great story Larry, man you sure are “connected.”Great pic of you and your friend. Sounds like you made some wonder friends. The cause is surely an important one to bring to light such a horrendous disease. My mother in law died of breast cancer, and me being a cancer survivor of 2 years, I can surely relate. Good on you Larry for finding the nicest of people. You seem to have a knack for it. Mike

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