Fun run launch for a legacy

Running aid: Wagga Takes 2 participant Peter Adams with Annette St Clair announce the launch of Lap the Lake in support of the Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust. Picture: Laura Hardwick

One Wagga man is using everything from his feet to his voiceto chasesupport forthe renowned Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust.

In addition to his participation at this year’s Wagga Takes 2, Peter Adams is launching the trust’s first annual fun run this month.

Theinaugural event aims to raise awareness for the killer disease that claimed the life of twenty-three year old Amie St Clair in 2009.

Mr Adams said money raised would also provideassistance to those undergoing treatment across the Riverina.

Lap the Lake will hit the startline on Sunday, March 12 andparticipants areinvited to walk or run either five or ten kilometres aroundLake Albert.

Mr Adams saidthe charity was close to his heart and encouraged Wagga families and individuals of all ages and abilitiesto sign up.

“The great thing is all the money raised stays in the region,” Mr Adams said.

“We have a free melanoma nurse who supports patients and famlies going through treatment.”

When Peter and Annette St Clair lost their daughter to melanoma in 2009, they never imagined they would receive such overwhelming support.

Her legacy: The late Amie St Clair with her father Peter and mother Annette St Clair, before the twenty-three-year old lost her cancer battle in 2009.

Mrs St Clair said her heart was warmed after Mr Adamsapproached her to raise money for the namesake charity.

“It’s just another form of wonderful support,” Mrs St Clair said.

“The amount of support our little charity got from this community …it justgives you that warm, fuzzy feeling.”

Visit the Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust or Wagga Takes 2 websites and Facebook pages to register.

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