It was another top year for Jog for Jugs Australia 2016, Coolangatta/Tweed Heads, Mermaid Beach and Darwin raising more than $5600. Thank you everyone for your unbelievable generosity and Jeff, Andrew and Luke and your team from Mermaid Beach, Sarah and your crew from Coolangatta/Tweed and Dodgy, Lexi, Christina, Jamie, Wendy, Kharm and Anthony in Darwin for making this morning possible. It was a ripper with industrial cranes to tutus creating a buzz on some of Australia’s iconic beaches. Here’s to Jog for Jugs 2017.
A message from Sarah, our fabulous Jog for Jugs – Coolangatta/Tweed Heads host; Thanks to all who participated this year we managed to raise $1,198.00 for the Coolangatta jog. Spread the word and let’s make it bigger and better next year. Special thanks to our guest speakers Gail O’Neill – Councillor Division 14 City of Gold Coast & Alison Baker – spokesperson for National Breast Cancer Foundation & special mention to Candy Walters Super Human Fitness for being such a great help leading up to the event and on the day and of course Professionals Coolangatta Tweed who volunteered their time to organise and run the event.
To celebrate the fifth year of Jog for Jugs Australia we had six exciting events across the country this year. Together we’ve raised over $12 000.
There were enormously generous mums/dads with littlies, friends, pollies, touching personal stories, pets, pink hair, the new JFJ singlets, unbelievable blue skies and a tonne of fun. Thank you so much to you all on the Gold Coast, at Coolangatta/Tweed Heads, Scarborough, Cape York, Ayr and Darwin for joining Jog for Jugs Australia 2015 and making our five-year milestone memorable. Thank you everyone who was there, who donated or did something to make it another magic morning across Oz.
- Perth you raised – $1176 (incl a $575 donation from The Straits brekky)
- Gold Coast you raised – $885
- Ayr you raised – $3616 (incl adonation of $100 from Rotary AYR)
- Cape York you raised – $1238
- Darwin you raised – $1500
- and Coolangatta/Tweed you raised – $2260 (incl $500 of selling hand bands by Alisha!)
Plus, funds raised from the 2015 100 Laps of Uluru and Go Fund Me donations. Lea and Chinelle in Cape York and your wonderful families and friends, Mel and your amazing town of Ayr, Sarah and your divine team in Coolangatta/Tweed Heads, Malcolm and Jeff and your unwavering commitment to the Gold Coast and Mike and the enthusiastic radio crew from Darwin, and my darling Ma and Pa in Perth thank you ALL for bringing Jog for Jugs Australia together for this five-year event. I can’t thank you enough for getting everyone outdoors and raising some brilliant funds. Here’s to that cure.
What an extraordinary morning it was yesterday. For the first time, to have ‘one country running on day’, Jog for Jugs Australia was celebrated across five different locations around the country; Perth, Gold Coast, Ayr, Cape York and Darwin. At each Jog for Jugs event the generosity was truly overwhelming; so many, many good people with such huge hearts. Thank you all. Just wanted to share some euphoric news with everyone who joined us today across Oz, or donated online or were with us in thought. This is what you all achieved.
- Perth jog you raised – $2431 (incl a wonderful $579 donation from Hotel Rendezvous – Scarborough’s The Straits brekky)
- Gold Coast jog you raised – $1640
- Ayr jog you raised – $4673 (incl a wonderful donation of $1000 from Rotary AYR)
- Cape York you raised – $1025
- Darwin jog you raised – $2350
Thank you Erica, Ma and Pa in Perth, Malcolm and Jeff on the Gold Coast, Lea at Cape York and Mel in Ayr for giving your energy to Jog for Jugs. I am overjoyed with what you all created and can’t imagine what the future holds.
Thank you also to the brave people who shared their stories that touched us all. Thank you to everyone for making Jog for Jugs 2014 a success…and then some.
Thank you for the positive feedback from each event as we work towards growing and becoming bigger and better each year. We will have singlet tops next year and a one size fits all too. And, more brilliant raffle prizes. And, more special guests. So join us for Jog for Jugs 2015 and here’s to raising the fundraising roof.
Jog for Jugs has had a momentous third year in 2013. We were truly blessed with a beautiful, blue sky backdrop that really set the scene for two remarkable days on the Gold Coast, QLD and Scarborough, WA. So many people from all walks of life, ages, fitness levels and reasons for participating joined us again to jog and/or walk on both beaches. We saw such incredible generosity with an overwhelming number of people bringing donations from having done their own fundraising. Our hot, pink Jog for Jugs t-shirts sold out in both states and few of us from the Jog for Jugs crew happily sold the shirts off our backs to some eager participants who were surprised but equally grateful. One participant who bought a shirt also kindly took it off to allow someone else the chance to have it.
The interest in the event from businesses has also been very encouraging and the offers of sponsorship have made me realise that Jog for Jugs really has something to offer everyone in various capacities.This year with your support we achieved some significant milestones; doubled numbers in Perth, doubled fundraising in QLD and raised the largest amount since the event began. For 2013, Jog for Jugs raised $9170. To date the initiative has raised almost $20 000 allowing Jog for Jugs to continue to function and donate to breast cancer.
This year with your support we achieved some significant milestones; doubled numbers in Perth, doubled fundraising in QLD and raised the largest amount since the event began. For 2013, Jog for Jugs raised $9170. To date the initiative has raised almost $20 000 allowing Jog for Jugs to continue to function and donate to breast cancer.It has been very humbling for me to experience the last three years and I have witnessed so much good in people. And, this does hit the heart. I know with each person’s involvement, whatever that may be, we are making a difference and changing people’s lives in ways we can’t comprehend. Thank you QLD and WA for giving Jog for Jugs a platform to do this, again. Here’s to the future and
It has been very humbling for me to experience the last three years and I have witnessed so much good in people. And, this does hit the heart. I know with each person’s involvement, whatever that may be, we are making a difference and changing people’s lives in ways we can’t comprehend. Thank you QLD and WA for giving Jog for Jugs a platform to do this, again. Here’s to the future and one country running on one day.
On Sunday 28 October 2012 just under 100 people braved the chilly, grey Jog for Jugs morning at Kurrawa Park in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast and raised a total of $1600.00 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer Network Australia. I can’t believe how many people came out in that wild, woolly weather. My heart sank a little when the rain came at 5am but faces just appeared and kept appearing. Even Mayor Tom Tate turned up, bought a t-shirt, put it on and said a few words which I also really appreciated. Thanks Mayor Tom and thank you to each person who got out of their warm beds to join me for another year. I got home that night, looked at our total, shook my head and realised we did it again. Thank you everyone so much, once again.
On Sunday 21 October 2011 just over 75 people attended the first Jog for Jugs Australia at Scarborough Beach in Perth, WA. It was an unbelievably perfect Sunday; a brilliant blue sky, a stunning ocean and that beautiful beach. It was a pretty special day to have you all there, especially my darling Mum and Dad as well as my Aunty and Uncle dear family friend, Pat, all dressed in Jog for Jugs ts and lending a hand. To have my dear Pa on the microphone doing his “thang” and my darling Ma announcing our total with such anticipation made me very proud; proud to be a Perth girl, to be on the beach where my Dad used to catch looms and Mum used to play Gidget and proud to be their daughter. The thank you everyone, including Erica Duncan and her delightful helper (pictured below) for your unbelievable generosity, relentless encouragement and all the heart.
On Sunday 30 October 2011 more than 200 people attended the first ever Jog for Jugs Australia at Kurrawa Park in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast and raised a total of $3577.00 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer Network Australia. However, further donations arriving later that day brought the final total to $3691.00 and then a little more to just under $4000. Thank you everyone for your unbelievable generosity, committment, drive and support. I will never forget the moment I saw the amount we raised when Malcolm Wells and Fay Henderson turned that big, red Westpac cheque around to face the crowd. We did it. We raised a lot of money that day. This year I know we can do it again. Lets double it!