Back in September some of our friends decided to run in Adelaide's City To Bay Fun Run, but they decided to do it for a reason - Lyla. They went on to create a Facebook Page dedicated to the event and Lyla, they registered a team, had t-shirts printed, held a fitness preparation group and spread the word in hopes to raise some awareness, as well as raise funds for Lyla's care.
September 12th came and we had a team of about 40 committed to tackle the 6km and 12km walk or run from Adelaide to Glenelg. It was a great day, the weather, which looked very miserable in the morning, came through. We set up a Team Lyla hub at the finish point where some of my family were waiting with a sausage sizzle, fruit and drinks. We were even visited by South Australian's Premier - Jay Weatherill!
The whole event was a huge success. On the day we had set up a little money tin for anyone who wants to donate loose change, but we ended up with around $400 in there. The guys who organised set up a donations link, which raised $2,900 and just before Christmas Lyla received a letter from the Premier which included a $500 cheque for her.
to everyone who was involved in anyway, you made a huge difference in Lyla's life, and it is amazing to know she has so much love and support out there.