Chance to celebrate Fred’s work

Coming together: Members of the Borg family with 24 Hour Fight chairman Warren Morrison (at left) and deputy chairwoman Sue McGarrity (at right). Picture: Jeff McGill
Coming together: Members of the Borg family with 24 Hour Fight chairman Warren Morrison (at left) and deputy chairwoman Sue McGarrity (at right). Picture: Jeff McGill

The 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur family has had a tough past year.

The locally-run charity lost its founder, and driving force, with the death of chairman Fred Borg in December last year.

Fred was an integral part of each and every walkathon and always delivered a speech to the crowd of thousands of generous locals.

Legacy lives on: The late Fred Borg was the heart of the 24 Hour Fight.

Legacy lives on: The late Fred Borg was the heart of the 24 Hour Fight.

This year the committee has decided to honour Fred’s work by anointing him the special guest of honour – in spirit.

Deputy chairwoman Sue McGarrity said it was a great way to celebrate all of Fred’s work.

“We always have an official guest and we thought it was fitting to use that space to honour Fred this year,” she said.

Make it a big one: All Macarthur residents who have participated in the 24 Hour Fight before are urged to take part again this year.

Make it a big one: All Macarthur residents who have participated in the 24 Hour Fight before are urged to take part again this year.

“We want everyone who has ever taken part in the 24 Hour Fight in the past to come along this year and make it a big one for Fred.

“We also want to thank Warren Morrison, who has done such a terrific job as acting chairman this past year.”

Ms McGarrity said many members of the Borg family were heavily involved with the 24 Hour Fight committee and would be at the walkathon to carry on Fred’s legacy.

The walkathon will be held on October 21 and 22 at Campbelltown Athletics Stadium. Details: 24hrfight.org.au.