Running for cancer research

Icon Writers / 05 Apr, 2024

On Pace Multisport share their vision for cancer treatment, the inspiration behind their support for Icon Cancer Foundation and how they plan to help fund vital research.

On Sunday 24 March 2024, runners from across Brisbane converged on South Brisbane for a fun run in support of cancer research.

For event organisers, On Pace Multisport, the morning had a deeper meaning.

The team dedicated the event to the memory of their friend, Phil Griff. All funds raised from the event were to support cancer research through Icon Cancer Foundation.

Phil, who sadly lost his cancer battle in 2019, received treatment at one of Icon’s cancer centres, inspiring the On Pace Multisport team’s commitment to make a difference.

“Phil was great. He was very fit, had a great sense of humour and was super kind,” says On Pace Multisport Director, Neil Jones.

“Phil loved competing in triathlons. He was a dedicated member of the local triathlon club, which is where our mutual interest was founded. And he had a great love for his family. He was a true family man. Phil’s passing was a tough time for all concerned, not least Phil’s beautiful family.

“Phil was an inspiration to all that knew him. (Following his diagnosis) he completed an Ironman race in Cairns in 2014 and went extremely well. He was a truly inspiring person,” adds Neil.

On Pace Multisport is a Brisbane-based multisport coaching organisation with a focus on helping people be the best version of themselves – something Phil always strived to do.

“Our goal is to help raise awareness of the great work that Icon Cancer Foundation does by bringing together likeminded people. We believe that passionate people are unstoppable and can achieve so much by working together,” says Neil.

“Unfortunately, we all know somebody who has been affected by cancer. By raising much needed funds, we hope to be able to help somebody, somewhere in their cancer survivor journey.”

On Pace Multisport plan to run several events each year to support Icon Cancer Foundation.


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