TAKE THE CHALLENGE

Ceren and Can Sancak with Mila and their son, Doruk, 7.
Ceren and Can Sancak with Mila and their son, Doruk, 7.

The Coleman Greig Challenge is on September 20 and it aims to make a world of difference to children with special needs and newborn care.

Now in its seventh year, the Challenge donates funds to the St. Gabriel’s School at Castle Hill; the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children at North Rocks and the Westmead Hospital Foundation.

In between hospital visits to her premature baby, Mila, Ceren Sancak has managed to get in some training ahead of western Sydney’s largest charity fun run.

Mila was born premature at 28 weeks and required almost two months of care in Westmead Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Ceren is entering the 2019 Coleman Greig Challenge at Parramatta Park on September 20 to give thanks to the hospital staff for their care and support.

She is now actively encouraging others to support the event. With the funds raised from this year’s Challenge the Foundation plans to buy cordless Cardiotocograph (CTG) machines for the Division of Women’s and Newborn Health.

The machines are the latest using wi-fi technology and are used to monitor multiple unborn babies to determine if urgent intervention is required during the birthing process.

An average of 6000 babies are born at Westmead Hospital annually.

So far the Coleman Grieg Challenge has raised over $750,000. Organisers hope to cross the $1 million mark this year. The Challenge takes place in Parramatta Park between 7am and 9am and is followed by a breakfast.

There are six options which include a 2.5km walk, 5km run and 10km run. Cyclists, depending on their ability, have a choice of three events.
For details visit cgchallenge.com.au