HBF Run for a Reason spectators

Ambassadors

Amanda and Adam

Amanda and Adam are a West Coast Fitness couple dedicated to spreading fresh, fun and revolutionary fitness ideas around the world. Together they have created Fresh Body Fit Mind, a 12week training program and fitness community that has helped people all over the world get fit and healthy, the fun way!

Along with their program, they hold regular yoga and workout events and most recently returned from LA and New York where they held fitness meet ups with their US fit family. “We are really excited to be running for the Heart Foundation at HBF Run for a Reason. Not only is this event a great way to promote healthy living through being active, it also encourages awareness about Australia’s single biggest killer – heart disease. It's wonderful to know that events like this will raise vital funds so the Heart Foundation can continue its life-saving research, education and healthy living promotion.”

Blake Garvey and Louise Pillidge

Blake Garvey and Louise Pillidge have become two of Australia’s most popular personalities since meeting on the 2014 season 2 of The Bachelor. Now living together in Perth, Blake has continued his career as a successful auctioneer and Louise writes for her lifestyle blog, Louise Pillidge Lifestyle.

Blake and Louise are honoured to be ambassadors for Lifeline WA in the HBF Run for a Reason 2016 and eager to raise awareness of suicide prevention and Lifeline WA’s crisis support services. “We are so humbled and honoured to help raise awareness of this incredible organization and all that it does to help prevent suicides and aiding those dealing with depression, 24/7 and 365 days a year.”

“We’ll be running in this year’s HBF Run for a Reason to promote Lifeline WA’s life-saving work.  The HBF Run is a great opportunity to improve your fitness, have fun with friends and family and all while raising money for a good cause”. 

Danny Green

Official ambassador for Channel Seven’s Telethon, Danny Green is a four times World Champion Professional Boxer with over 25 years’ experience as an elite athlete.

World Champ aside, the best thing about Danny is that he’s a regular Aussie guy and a great supporter of Telethon.

'I have been very fortunate to have a long relationship with Telethon and it truly is one of a kind universally. The people of Perth have made this annual event epic, which incredibly goes from strength to strength each year!

From large corporate companies making astronomical donations, to my Favourite kind, young kids saving the few pennies they get to donate to other sick kids, it shows just how wonderful the human spirit can be.

I am very fortunate to have two kids of my own, and they have both needed to visit Princess Margaret Hospital for very minor incidents, and I can only imagine how incredibly trying it must be for families and the children who are in there for very serious illnesses. The entire place is filled with amazing human beings, from the kids themselves, to the doctors and nurses and everyone else who works there to make it the special place that it is.

I am very humbled to be asked to be the Telethon ambassador for the HBF run for a reason this year, and I urge everyone to jump on board and get involved, whether it's running, walking or even pushing a pram, it's such an incredible cause.'

Maggie Dent

Maggie Dent is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence. 

Maggie is a passionate advocate for the healthy, commonsense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. She has a broad perspective and range of experience that shapes her work, a slightly irreverent sense of humour and a depth of knowledge based on modern research and ancient wisdom that she shares passionately.

Maggie lists her finest achievements as her four spunky sons. Her journey with diabetes began when, at 17, her son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. “It was an incredible shock for all of us but especially for someone who really wanted to look like all other teenagers. It was tough but today he’s an awesome adult doing really, really well.”

“Diabetes has been a struggle and my son is constantly frustrated that people are ignorant about the long-term damage that can occur and that it is a really serious condition.

“I am honoured to be Diabetes WA’s ambassador for the HBF Run for a Reason – it’s a great opportunity to raise funds and awareness for a condition affecting over 118,000 people in WA alone. I hope that through the event I can help Diabetes WA continue to make a difference.”

Sally Pilbeam

2016 National PT3 Paratriathlon Champion Sally Pilbeam is this year’s Cancer Council WA ambassador for the HBF Run for a Reason. 

While she is firmly focussed on the Rio Paralympics, where paratriathlon debuts this year, Sally is honoured to be an ambassador for Cancer Council WA.

“Being an ambassador for Cancer Council WA is something close to my heart. My life completely changed after losing my arm and shoulder to cancer, but I am still very lucky to be here. I have been cancer free for 16 years now and living a healthy and fulfilling life! I have two children aged 10 and 7, work part-time as a teacher and in 2014 I won my first World Paratriathlon Championship.”

Sally hopes to inspire other mums to take part in this year’s Run.  “After having my second child I decided I wanted to improve my fitness and start running again. The first event I did was the HBF Run for a Reason (4km). I made the distance with more walking than running!! It’s a great family event with a great atmosphere, and I’m looking forward to doing the 12km event again this year.”

“Since that first run/walk, I have improved so much and it’s been so good for my health and that of my family’s.  I encourage everyone to get involved – especially the Mum’s out there – we all have a reason to run!!”