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Ambassadors

Matt Hale - Diabetes WA

Matt is an international speaker, winner of 3 national comedy awards, and has hypnotised people all over the world.  20 years proudly Perth based you can find him surfing Scarborough most days he’s home!

He's appeared in diverse media including Channel Nine’s "Destination WA" and is an in-demand corporate keynote presenter.

It’s with this expertise in using your mind to form more positive patterns, that Matt has helped many people with weight management, quit smoking, stressbusting, memory improvement, peak performance and more, so they can live happier, healthier lives.

Many of these directly help prevent Type 2 diabetes, which is a key mission of Diabetes WA, so Matt’s ambassadorial role is a perfect match!

Obviously passionate about how a healthy mind leads to a healthy body, Matt says, “I’m very honoured to be the ambassador for Diabetes WA, and am inspired by the work and vital services they provide to the WA community living with diabetes. 

“My grandad lived with Type 1, so I know how important education and support can be for people with the condition.

“I hope my involvement as the Diabetes WA ambassador in this year’s HBF Run for a Reason will help raise awareness of diabetes and encourage people to get involved, either by getting physically active and taking part themselves, or by supporting participants fundraising for Diabetes WA.

“Remember, no matter what level of fitness, you can take the chance to feel great about yourself and the positive impact it will have on those around you.  So walk, jog, or run…and enjoy!”

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Heidi Anderson - Lifeline WA

Heidi is a well-known face and voice in Perth, with her cheeky sense of humour, colourful stories and passion for raw, real issues making her a popular 92.9 breakfast presenter.

After a stint working in London, Heidi skyrocketed to Australian television screens in 2013 when she was cast in reality show, Big Brother, and soon after joined hit92.9 for the brand new breakfast show Heidi, Will and Woody.

Heidi is also a columnist for PerthNow, and Ambassador for AIME, and she runs her own website and YouTube channel, Real Heidi http://realheidi.com

In 2016 Heidi bravely spoke publicly about her experience of depression and anxiety and will this year run the 4km course for Lifeline WA.   Heidi has previously run the course and is currently in training to improve her time. 

“Running for Lifeline WA means a lot to me; the tireless work these guys do around mental health is outstanding.”

“The support and encouragement they showed me after speaking about my anxiety publicly has been phenomenal.”

“I ran HBF 4km a couple of years ago, and this year I'm back baby!”

“I figured I'm the only one in Perth not doing it, so I’d better get involved. I ran 1km this morning and realised I have a lot of training to do...so we'll see how I go!”

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Shannon Eagland & Kaylia Stanton - Heart Foundation WA

Shannon Eagland is 26 years old, 182cm and plays in the positions of WD,C & GD.  She has played in the Victoria State Team 17U, 19U and 21U, World Youth Cup Team (2009), Queensland Firebirds (2012) and Melbourne Vixens (2013),  She joins West Coast Fever after stints with two teams in the ANZ Championship and joined the Queensland Firebirds in the 2012 season, before returning home to play for the Melbourne Vixens in 2013.

The 26 year-old has represented Victoria at 17U, 19U and 21U level and played for Australia at the 21U World Youth Cup in 2009.  She has been a standout in the Victorian Netball League, being named in the 2016 VNL Championship Team of the Year after her performances for the Premiership winning Melbourne University Lightning.

Kaylia Stanton is 22 years old, 188cm and plays GS and GA.  She is an Australian netball player in the ANZ Championship, playing for the West Coast Fever.  Kaylia was a member of the Australian under 21 squad, and was also in the team that came in second in the 2013 World Youth Netball Championship in Glasgow, Scotland.  She is the daughter of former Olympic high jump gold medalist Christine Stanton. Since 2016, Kaylia has played for the West Coast Fever.

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