READY TO RUN: Doctor Richardy Hostiadi is cheered on by his colleagues as he prepares for the Susan Suduk OneDay to Conquer Cancer fundraiser run.
READY TO RUN: Doctor Richardy Hostiadi is cheered on by his colleagues as he prepares for the Susan Suduk OneDay to Conquer Cancer fundraiser run. Ali Kuchel

Gatton Doctor laces his shoes for a cancer fundraiser

DOCTOR Richardy Hostiadi has always loved running, but in August he’ll be lacing up his shoes for a cause.

After finding out his friend had being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, Dr Hostaidi joined a team of 31 competitors to raise funds and run in the Susan Suduk One Day to Conquer Cancer fun run.

Dr Hostiadi is preparing to run the 25km event, starting at USQ St Lucia, heading to the Storey Bridge, through the botanic gardens and back to the university with funds raised going to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

“A friend of mine (Ronnie Huy) has been involved with raising fundraising for cancer organisations with his bike riding,” Dr Hostaidi said.

“Recently a member of his riding club had cancer and passed away ... and now Ronnie has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma.”

Despite his chemotherapy treatment, Mr Huy is set to compete with Dr Hostiadi in the charity event.

Working as a doctor at the Gatton Family Health Clinic, Dr Hostaidi knows the impact cancer has on friends, family and communities, which is why he’s out to raise more than $500 for the fun run.

“I have run a full marathon a couple of years ago, but I haven’t really been training extensively,” he said.

Although the run is in August, Dr Hostiadi’s team ‘The Fatboyz’ have already raised more than $13500 for cancer research.

To help Dr Hostiadi reach his fundraising goals, the Family Health Clinic will be hosting a cupcake and sausage sizzle on July 13, at the clinic..

“Ellisha Freeman (practice manager) came up with the idea for the bake sale and made it on the last day of state of origin,” Dr Hostiadi said.


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