Joanne Ashworth and her daughter Kassidy, 9 who has cerebral palsy. Joanne will be taking part in the Fitsake Challenge to raise money for an organisation supporting people with a disability.
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Joanne Ashworth and her daughter Kassidy, 9 who has cerebral palsy. Joanne will be taking part in the Fitsake Challenge to raise money for an organisation supporting people with a disability. Contributed.

YOUR STORY: Why I’m doing the For Fit Sake Challenge

When I saw the For Fit Sake Challenge on Facebook it appealed to me as something I would love to do.

I run for fun anyway to keep fit, so it makes sense …

Why not run for charity? Especially when the charity supports those with disabilities...

My name is Joanne Ashworth, I'm a happily married 38 year-old-mum of six beautiful children ranging from ages 19 down to 2.

My 9 year daughter Kassidy was born with Cerebral Palsy, unfortunately Kassidy does not walk or talk to communicate.

Some days this can be hard on us as a family, although to us Kassidy is a perfect, beautiful and happy little princess.

So supporting those with disabilities is very close to home for me; the main reason I chose to get involved in the Fitsake Challenge.

The Challenge starts March 1 when I will begin the 100km journey.

I've been training daily for this since I signed up to build up my fitness levels.

One thing I'm sure of is that I'm not a quitter and I will achieve this goal, for me, my family, for Kassidy and for those who suffer from a disability.

So to make up the 100kms I plan to run 10km a day --- 5kms in the morning and 5kms in the afternoon ) for 10 days.

So if by chance you see me out running during this time or even before whilst training, please don't hesitate to give me a little cheer.

I will be changing my place of running each day for variation and to share my commitment with Gladstone.

The Charity I'm raising money for is House with No Steps, you can read more about them on their website www.hwns.com.au.

To support me, you can donate by going to my Facebook Page, Jo's Fitsake Challenge and click on the link.

Every little bit helps so it doesn't have to be much. Just know that every bit of support given is greatly appreciated.

I feel very passionate about helping those with disabilities I'm committed whole heartedly to this challenge.

While this is my first challenge I have participated in, I assure you it certainly won't be my last...