Students behind NY effort

Morgan Jones, Candis Combes, marathon runner Julie Crews and course co-ordinator Derek Gibbins.
Morgan Jones, Candis Combes, marathon runner Julie Crews and course co-ordinator Derek Gibbins.

Before leaving for the US, the Edith Cowan University School of Business lecturer was arriving at the Joondalup campus early for sessions with two sports and exercise science students.

‘I have always been into jogging and keeping fit but, with the help of Candis Combes and Morgan Jones, I think I’m ready for the marathon,’ she said.

‘They have been fantastic in running me through resistance training and circuits at ECU’s Vario Health Centre.’

Dr Crews is raising money to help the Grace Gawler Institute continue its work with cancer sufferers.

‘I lost two very close friends to cancer while I was completing my PhD and I dedicated my thesis to them,’ she said.

‘I will be running for those no longer with me and also for those survivors who continue to show such courage.’

To donate, visit gracegawlerinstitutefundraiser.com