Claire Masula

Sun Up Challenge 2021

My Activity Tracking

44
kms

My target 100 kms

Support my Sun Up Challenge for families of children with cancer.

When a family is told their child has cancer, what they hear is “your child might die”. Every day in Australia, three families hear those words. Not every child will die, but every family who faces childhood cancer is changed forever. Cancer puts families under enormous pressure. It can feel like it’s impossible to hold it together.

That’s why I’m setting my alarm to join Redkite for the Sun Up Challenge – to help provide emotional and practical support to families facing childhood cancer.

I’ll be taking action by running, walking and rolling every morning at sun up this September, to raise money that will help families pay the bills, access emotional support, and more. From day one in the hospital and for as long as it takes, your help ensures that families don’t have to face their child’s cancer diagnosis alone.

Please support me by making a tax-deductible donation to my challenge. Your generosity will make sure that Redkite can provide even more families facing childhood cancer practical and emotional support and care.

My Achievements

I've uploaded a profile pic

I've shared my page

I made a self donation

I joined a team

Logged my first activity

Reached 50% of my fitness goal

Reached 100% of my fitness goal

Reached 100% of my fundraising goal

My Updates

External motivators and the human need for connection and community

Tuesday 14th Sep
When I first joined Redkite, I was fascinated about all the work that went on the raise the money needed to support families who have a child with cancer.   It was the first time I had worked for a not for profit where the organisation received no government funding and relied completely on the support of the community to provide much needed services for families.
I couldn't do the work I do with families without the efforts of my fundraising colleagues and the generous community of corporate and individual donors.
With the sunup challenge, I tuned into this idea of external motivators and the fact that whilst 'looking within' and 'doing things for our own wellbeing' can be seen as more 'true' motivators, we are inherently social beings who need the connection and support of other people and our community.  External motivation can be viewed as competition but having just had one week of rising at dawn for the sunup challenge, it is the external motivation that is leading me to skip the snooze button because of the fact that I am helping someone else by doing it.  I am supporting my team and my organisation to support families facing the unimaginable.  I am a social human being and that stuff really helps me to take action.  
Maybe it is the sunrise and early morning air but it feels all connected.  I have wanted to be an early riser for ages.  I love the mornings but 'looking within' has not changed my snooze button pressing practices.  Here I am, finally up at sun rise, motivated by families AND our fundraising team who motivate the community to choose to donate.  When external factors encourage you make better choices for yourself in order to help others it is a definite 'win win'.
I so appreciate everyone's support!

Thank you to my Sponsors

$125.28

Anonymous

$125.28

Jason Brew

Get out of bed Claire!

$100

Jane, Rob And Tom

Great organisation, super cause. Well done in advance Claire! Xx

$53

Wayne Pearson

Beautiful cause, beautiful person

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Michelle Costello

Loving your pics - inspiring commitment!! Nice work!!

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Alpha Schulte

Well done Claire! Such great work you’re doing.

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Lia Jane Whelan

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Sophie Wiggans

Your Facebook pics are very impressive, as is your resolve to raise money for a very worthy cause. Bravo xx

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Matched Donation

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Dave & Miriam

Well done Claire!!!

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Matt Masula

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Lisa Boyce

You're awesome!! Ever since I've known you, you have always cared so much for others. Our world is truly blessed to have you!

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Madsy

Well done Claire, raising funds for a very special organisation. Wish I could move my booty with you

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Emily

Proud of you sis! Xxx

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Somer Mathison

Redkite is amazing…well done Claire xx

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The Hennessey’s

You are an inspiration, always giving to help those in need x

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Nicola

I’m still not convinced this isn’t an elaborate hoax - how are you actually doing this?? Respect.

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Brent Wilson

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Hannah White

Well done Claire!

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Geneveve Nasmyth

Go girl!!

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Kirra

Prediction: You will love it in the end! So many more hours in your day - at the right end. (Says me, the original and eteeernal night owl). GOOD GOING, grrrl!!

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Helen Andrew

Salute to the sun followed by a good coffee 😉 🏃‍♀️ . Good luck Claire; both with raising funds and enjoying the early mornings 🌞

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Gabriella Wilson

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Tia Crane

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Joe Manger

Claire is a superstar.

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Me!

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Mumma

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Martine

I know how much oh a big deal sunrise activity is for you!! Well done x

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Lisa

Very impressive Claire 🌅 Go Girl😉

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Emma Love

Go you wondrous creation!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼

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Albi And Susie