Ready to run in memory of Logan
LOGAN Wells was a young Cannonvale boy who showed a lot of courage and determination in his life and this clearly rubbed off on those around him.
In memory of Logan, who sadly lost his battle to an aggressive form of cancer in December last year, his family has decided to take part in the Bridge to Brisbane on September 11 under the banner of ‘Logan's Run'.
Their goal is to raise money for childhood cancer research after Logan spent many of his last 11 months of life in Brisbane at the Royal Children's Hospital.
Their initial goal was $10,000, but this figure was blown out of the water in less than two months. With the tally now standing at more than $13,000, Logan's mother Lisa said she was overwhelmed with the support from the Whitsunday community.
Having recently returned from an art auction held in Brisbane which raised more than $2300 for the cause, Lisa said she was more passionate than ever in her fight against childhood cancer.
“We've raised the target now to $20,000,” she said.
“We are 76 per cent of the way there.
“This is my purpose in life for now, to raise funds for research.
“If I can save one life then it's worth it.”
Although the Bridge to Brisbane is still more than five months away, that hasn't stopped the Whitsunday community from rallying behind the cause.
Lisa said she had been blown away by the response from local families touched by Logan's story who have also said they would take part in the fundraising event.
“I thought it would just be our family and about three or four from up here,” she said.
“Now we anticipate there will be about 50 going to the Bridge to Brisbane from here and another 50 from Brisbane. Bonnie Harrison is one Whitsunday resident who will take part in the Bridge to Brisbane and said she was honoured to be a part of the event.
“I'm so excited about this run,” she said.
“I'm also thrilled to be raising money for childhood cancer research.
“Logan's beautiful smile, infectious laugh, happiness and strength will live with us forever.
“I feel so proud to have known such an amazing little boy.
“It's going to be an emotional day, remembering our little friend but I know he'll be there with us, in spirit.”