Ange Liston-McCaughley is running the New York Marathon on November 4th, to honour Madison Lyden, a Geelong student who lived with Type1 diabetes and was tragically killed in August when riding a bike in NYC. Ange will wear Madison’s photo on her running singlet as she runs through the streets of NYC. The funds raised will go to honouring Madison’s Legacy and to allow Type1 children to have access to connect with one another.
Ange is the Founder and Director of Geelong based charity The Type1 Foundation. Geelong Mum of 4 children, Ange, ran 10 Marathons in every state around Australia 2 years ago to raise enough funds to start the local charity The Type1 Foundation. Read this story published on our website Nov 4th 2016. The charity supports families living with Type1 diabetes. It started off small, supporting just 4 families and now supports over 200 families and grows weekly.
Ange has always had New York on her bucket list. But the main reason she is running in her signature bright tutu is to raise awareness and funds for Type1 Diabetes, a disease that affects her daughter Lila 14 and 190 children in the Geelong region.
Ange has already raised close to 15k which she will donate evenly to JDRF for research and local charity The Type1 Foundation for family support services. Ange is now hoping to raise 20k. For more information go to their website https://www.type1foundation.com.au/ or Facebook page. @Type1 Foundation
Story: Jacqui Bennett. Photo supplied. Watch Ange’s video here: