Rockingham woman off to New York City Marathon for the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation

Rockingham woman off to New York City Marathon for the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
Rockingham woman off to New York City Marathon for the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation

She decided to take part in the world’s largest marathon to do something special for her 30th birthday and to help make a difference to others in the community.

Ms Jordan said completing the New York City Marathon would be ticking off an item on her bucket list.

“I’ve never done a full marathon before and for my 30th birthday I didn’t want to do just any marathon,” she said.

“I also wanted to do something that benefited other people.”

Ms Jordan will be running the 42km marathon as part of the PMH Foundation’s team.

She has been hard at work since January last year, completing six half-marathons over the course of 2015. Ms Jordan is aiming to finish the world’s largest marathon in less than five hours.

Not only is she training hard to be in peak fitness for the event, she also hopes to raise $10,000 for PMH Foundation to help WA kids.

PMH Foundation chief executive Denys Pearce said the generosity of Ms Jordan and her supporters would help fund life-saving research, specialist staff, vital equipment, complementary services and capital projects at PMH Foundation.

To help achieve her fundraising goal, Ms Jordan is teaming up with The PlayGround Rockingham to hold a special Kids Disco fundraiser for primary school-aged children on Friday, May 20, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.