Kirsty Single is out to raise $5000 for the Leukaemia Foundation in the City2Surf 2019 Mission: to Thrive, and she is already well on the way with about 11 businesses on board and a total of about $3000 so far.
"About two-and-a-half-years ago I was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, I was only just 25 at the time and the Leukaemia Foundation was one of the charities that jumped onboard and helped me," Kirsty said.
"They provided some funding through a program called 'Young Blood', which is all about improving health and mental wellbeing as well after treatment.
"So, it was not only about getting through and surviving, but being better afterwards. It goes with my ambition to thrive, be a better person and be healthier.
Kirsty said in July she would drop around some change tins to all her businesses for people to donate any loose change they may be able to spare.
"The businesses range from people with hobbies on the weekend right through. I've got a big fundraiser that I am doing with Boobooks," she said.
"The idea is to chuck in all your five and 10 cent pieces, if you've got a couple of golds in there as well they won't go astray either. At the end of August they will all be collected and donated to the foundation.
"I have been really well received, and most people are really keen to jump onboard and help where they can, and every dollar counts, you know, its two dollars here and $10 there."
Kirsty knows she is well on her way to achieving her target and has even thought of exceeding it. If she does exceed the $5000 mark she promised to dye her hair purple - the bright, lavender type Hodgkins purple.