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One step at a time

Marathon world and Australian record holder, Deborah De Williams is challenging herself to run 20,000kms in 365 days in an effort to raise money for breast cancer research.

The 12 month journey, which commenced in October 2008, will take Deborah through Cowra on Wednesday, January 7, 2009.

Cowra Mayor Bill West is encouraging members of the community to welcome Deborah and her Director of Greeting (D.O.G), six year old Border Collie Maggie to Cowra on this date.

“Breast cancer is unfortunately a disease that touches many in our community,” Cr West said.

“Deborah’s courage and commitment to this cause is admirable and will help fund the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s important research for better prevention and a cure,” he said.

Deborah De Williams battled breast cancer herself in 2006 and ran around Tasmania only six weeks after finishing six months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

“I will be at Woolworths Cowra to welcome Deborah and Maggie and I invite members of the community to join me in a show of support from the Cowra community,” Cr West said.

Deborah and Maggie will arrive at Woolworths in Cowra at 6pm on Wednesday.

Donations can be made in advance at Council’s Customer Service Centre.

Running Pinks main aim is to raise over $300,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

To achieve this goal Running Pink is selling commemoration run wristbands.

The aim is to sell over 500,000 of these fun and attractive pink swirl silicone bands.

Deborah will run from Yass to Boorowa today and from Boorowa to Young on Tuesday before making her way to Cowra on Wednesday.

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