If you’re out walking Richmond Park, you might be lucky enough to see this wonderful energetic, white-haired lady (above) on one of her brisk walks, racking up the kilometres in honour of her late husband.
Heather Lee is 92, and she’ll be walking 200km (not all at once!) in the month of March, for the Cancer Council’s ‘March Charge’.
She’s always been a keen walker, but after losing her husband to lung cancer in the late 90s, Heather became even more active, taking up competitive walking in her late 70s. She’s won medals at the Australian Masters Games, broken records, and has completed the Hawkesbury Relay for Life every year since 2003 – being one of the few competitors to regularly walk for the full 24 hours.
Heather uses her profile to support the Cancer Council and other support groups, and was named NSW Senior Australian of the Year last year for her work in the community.
Heather is an Ambassador for ‘The March Charge’, which kicks off on the March 1st and raises funds for the Cancer Council. To support the cause head to TheMarchCharge.com.au.