AFTER being touched by the affects of cancer, two friends are looking to do their bit by raising funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Como resident Mel Wedge and Yangebup resident Beck Page will take part in the Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink at the WA Athletics Stadium on Sunday.
Ms Wedge said she talked her friend into participating after her grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer about three months ago.
“I just felt helpless and I wanted to something to raise money so I logged online and saw the triathlon and that we could do that,” she said.
“We train together so I thought we could do something to give back and raise some money.”
Mrs Page said she believed most people had been affected by breast cancer directly or indirectly.
“I wanted to support Mel and although we both have our strengths and weaknesses, we won’t be racing and we’ll cross the line together,” she said.
“We’ve been going to the gym five or six times per week and doing circuit training, which is cardio-based training.
“We’ve never done a triathlon so we’ll be doing the second longest triathlon on the day, which is a 300m swim, 8km bike ride and 3km run.”
Mrs Page said the pair welcomed the support of friends and family, who had helped them raise about $1500.
“It feels great for people to take notice and support you and it feels nice to raise money for a good cause,” she said.
Visit https://triathlonpink2016.everydayhero.com/au/twinnies-itty-bitty-titty-committee to donate.