DIANELLA resident Nick Gileno was inspired to raise money for Breast Cancer Care WA after he saw the support they offered his sister-in-law.
Mr Gileno completed the 21km Run for a Reason and raised more than $4000 for the organisation.
He said the family were “shocked” when his sister-in-law Janine, a mother of two, was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.
“All I kept thinking was that I wanted to do something to help and seeing as running has always helped me health-wise, I decided I would run in this year’s half-marathon – both for Janine and for myself,” he said.
Mr Gileno trained for five months and lost 12kg to raise money for the charity that provides personalised practical, financial and emotional support to WA people affected by breast cancer.
He said he had seen firsthand the “vital” work of the Breast Cancer Care WA.
Breast Cancer Care will host its biggest fundraiser, Purple Bra Day, on Friday, June 17.
To donate or participate go to visit www.purplebra day.com.au.