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Rosebud firefighter to compete in City2Sea
CFA’s Senior Station Officer at Rosebud Fire Station, Michelle Snow, will captain a team competing in City2Sea on Sunday 16 November, fundraising for Arthritis Victoria.
The ‘A Team’ are laying down the challenge to other firefighters to help fundraise.
After running a half marathon in San Francisco in July and competing in a 10 kilometre run as part of the Melbourne Marathon, SSO Snow decided to complete a third challenge this year and is encouraging others would join in.
“Almost one in three people have arthritis, osteoporosis or other painful conditions affecting their muscles, bones and joints, including me, my parents, and lots of other firefighters, whose bodies suffer from the constant physical demands of their job,” SSO Snow said.
The Victorian firefighter was last week awarded a National Emergency Medal for her part in fighting the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. She is also a recipient of a National Medal for firefighting.
City2Sea is a 15 kilometre course from Melbourne CBD to St Kilda. There is also a 5 kilometre option where people can choose to walk or run.
SSO Snow is putting the challenge out to anyone who wants to get active and raise money and awareness for Arthritis Victoria.
People wanting to take part can join the ‘A Team’.
“Set a fundraising target and tell your friends about it," she said.
"If you don’t want to run, you can make a tax deductible donation and sponsor me to show your support.”