Annie has a passion for fitness and running. When she returned home to Sydney after living abroad, she decided that rather than re-entering the paid work force she wanted to do something that would make a difference - to combine her love of running with raising money for a non-profit organisation. Annie created Can Too, a non-profit organisation that professionally trains individuals to run or swim endurance events like half marathons in exchange for an agreement by the individual to raise money for Cure Cancer Australia. Since 2005, Can Too has raised over $7.5 million dollars, providing vital seed funding to support scientists and young researchers with innovative ideas, enabling them to pursue projects that are the most promising in their potential to cure cancer. To date, Annie and Can Too have become Cure Cancer Australia’s biggest fundraiser.
Photographer: Diane Macdonald