Since it began in 1971, the City2Surf fun run has raised funds for more than 700 charities. But the donors and beneficiaries are not restricted to the rich and famous, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. The nuns from the Sisters of Charity Foundation are running to raise funds for Gorman House, an alcohol and drug detoxification unit.
This year is their fourth City2Surf and they have raised $19,000. These 'Nuns on the Run' are led by Sister Leone Wittmack who has four half-marathons and a 400-kilometre walk from Dubbo to Darlinghurst on her pedometer.
'It is our passion and our calling to continually explore ways to help those in need,' Sister Wittmack said. She said the City2Surf was a special way of giving support to those in need.
Nuns on the Run have raised $1500 this year for the City2Surf, which contributes to a running total of more than $2 million in donations.
FULL STORY Nuns running to the rescue for charity (SMH)