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Last year (perhaps in a weaker moment?!) our CEO Mike Zervos agreed to run a 42 km marathon. With COVID hampering plans for the official event, he did it around the Bayside streets (mindful of course of COVID restrictions).

With the generosity of the wonderful Courage to Care community supporting him, we raised over $11,0000 helping us to deliver Upstander Programs to schools across Victoria, educating and empowering students to stand up against racism, discrimination and prejudice in their schools and communities.

Well – HE’S BACK !

On Sunday 2nd October Mike plans to run the ‘actual’ Melbourne Marathon. This is Melbourne’s iconic event finishing with a lap on the hallowed turf of the MCG – and we’d love your support once again.

The need for our Upstander Programs is greater than ever before, and this is reflected in the unprecedented demand we are seeing from both Secondary and Primary Schools right across the State.

Thanks to our wonderful and dedicated volunteers who are out in schools every day, we are educating and empowering students to be Upstanders against racism and discrimination in their schools and communities.

All donations will ensure Courage to Care Vic can deliver Upstander Programs to schools across Victoria FREE of charge.

We would love your support – donate today so we can create a generation of Upstanders – and make racism and discrimination a thing of the past.

You can get behind Marathon Mike in his ‘Race against Racism’ by donating today.

In Mike’s words,

“ Running 42kms at my age is certainly a physical and mental challenge but I’m inspired listening to our volunteers and other stories of Upstander behaviour. “

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