Published on June 26th, 2014 | by St Peter's College0
Fundraising a real marathon effort.
Supporting the Jodi Lee foundation, students Jack and Hugo and founder Nick Lee take part in St Peter’s Junior School marathon. Story by Alyssa-Jane Tucker and image by Dave Cronin at Eastern Courier Messenger.
JODI Lee was just 39 when she died from bowel cancer in 2010.
Four years on, her family is committed to helping others impatced by the disease.
Her husband, Nick Lee, and son, Jack, 13, led more than 600 St Peter’s College from Reception to Year 7 as they ran a half marathon last Thursday (June 19).
Jack and his Year 7 classmates raised $20,000 for the Jodi Lee Foundation to support bowel cancer research and awareness. Mr Lee is glad to be able to honour his wife at the school, which four generations of his family have attended.
“It’s very special any time Jack and I get to do something together to be able to honour Jodi,” Mr Lee says.
“He had his first day at Saints two days after Jodi’s funeral and they have been an amazing support for him and our family. “Now they have helped raise $20,000 which is phenomenal.”
Mr Lee formed the foundation after Mrs Lee’s death in 2010 and hopes to raise awareness for bowel cancer so other families do not have to go through the same experience. “All of our initiatives are based around early detection of bowel cancer and raising awareness because 90 per cent of bowel cancer is treatable if it is detected early.”
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