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Meet our ambassadors for Stadium Stomp

Published Date: 1 June 2017

The Leukaemia Foundation is thrilled to be chosen as the national charity partner for this year’s Stadium Stomp series.

This year’s events will take place at the iconic MCG, SCG, Gabba and Adelaide Oval stadiums throughout June and July.

Please meet our ambassadors for Stadium Stomp in each state. 

Faith Williams is probably best known for her appearance on The Bachelor last year. The bubbly hairdresser, who was one of the show’s final five contestants, has become something of a fitness fanatic since leaving The Bachelor with a keen interest in tough physical challenges and helping to beat blood cancer.

She has volunteered for the Leukaemia Foundation on several occasions, both before and after The Bachelor, putting her hairdressing skills to good use by shaving and colouring hair during the Leukaemia Foundation’s popular fundraiser, World’s Greatest Shave.

She’s already in training for Stadium Stomp and looking forward to stomping with other Leukaemia Foundation supporters at the Gabba on Sunday 30 July.

Join Faith at stadiumstomp.com.au/gabba.

Nadia Stamp

Nadia Stamp won the hearts of the nation after coming off the recent series of Married at First Sight. She was best known for being compassionate and standing up for the women on the show and dealing with controversy gracefully. Since leaving the show Nadia continues her love for fitness, immersing herself in cycling, running and any physical challenge for a great cause like Leukaemia Foundation. 

Nadia is excited to make her mark on this year’s Stadium Stomp and help beat blood cancer. Having a school friend fight the fight against leukaemia at a young age has stayed with her for life and she is putting her trainers on to make what difference she can. (She’s even considered changing her surname from Stamp to Stomp for the day!)

This Stamp is ready to Stadium Stomp with other Leukaemia Foundation supporters at the Gabba on Sunday 30 July.

Join Nadia at stadiumstomp.com.au/gabba.

 

Michael Adelaide Oval

When Adelaide’s Michael Wood hits the 6,000 plus steps of Adelaide Oval’s Stadium Stomp this July, his fight with blood cancer won’t be too far from his mind.

The 22-year-old Redwood Park man has battled cancer three times – and his fight continues. Today he is still undergoing treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma - and will be among the thousands of South Australians making every step count for the Leukaemia Foundation at this year’s event.

Michael and his friends will be among the thousands of South Australians expected part in Stadium Stomp on Saturday, July 9 – and he’s urging participants to join him and help raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation – this year’s Stadium Stomp charity partner.

Join Michael at stadiumstomp.com/Adelaide

Click here to read more about Michael.

Alice Monfries

Award winning journalist and Nine News’ co-presenter Alice Monfries is thrilled to supporting the Leukaemia Foundation as our South Australian ambassador.  She is urging South Australians to join her and help raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation – this year’s Stadium Stomp official charity partner.

“I’m so proud to be supporting the Leukaemia Foundation and helping to stomp out blood cancer, by taking part in this year’s Stadium Stomp.

I’m passionate about fitness and love a challenge – and I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting that with more than 6000 stairs to climb!

I’m even more passionate about helping others when they need it most, which is exactly what the Leukaemia Foundation does.

They provide so much support to families – particularly those from regional areas including the South East, where I’m from – and it means a lot to me to be on board the team raising vital funds to make the battle faced by the thousands of Australians living with blood cancer, that little bit easier.”

Join Alice on Sunday 9 July at stadiumstomp.com/Adelaide

Jordyn_SS 

Jordyn was first diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia at age seven. Her family were then faced with the sudden and urgent need to move hours away from their beloved home in Bendigo to Melbourne for treatment at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The Leukaemia Foundation stepped in and provided Jordyn and her mother Jayne with a fully furnished, two-bedroom apartment in the CBD to call home for as long as they needed.

With Jordyn responding well to treatment, she was able to spend weekends fulfilling her passion for sport, regularly watching AFL teams play at the MCG with her family by her side.

Having been treated and back home with her family in Bendigo, Jordyn is now able to join her mother at Stadium Stomp in 2017. She is excited to be gracing the MCG steps, to raise money instead of being a spectator.

Join Jordyn at stadiumstomp.com/MCG

Click here to read more about Jordyn.

SS Melbourne FC WAGs

Several girlfriends and wives of Melbourne Football Club players will be returning to Stadium Stomp this year.

No strangers to gracing the steps of the ‘G, Britt Prince and her partner Melbourne Footballer Jake Spencer participated in last year’s Stadium Stomp. Britt is back this year with a vengeance alongside Freya Dickson, Jamie Chamberlain, Ruby Sweeney and Sophie Harmer.

Their team is aptly named ‘Stomp like a Demon’, all the girls will all be participating in the 11:15am waive doing the full course. 

Join Stomp Like A Demon at stadiumstomp.com/MCG

 Caroline SS Ambassador

Caroline Høgh Groth is a wellness guru that practices what she preaches. A passionate foodie, self-taught yogi and mindfulness advocate.

In 2012 she got very sick after being diagnosed with lymphoma. While she struggled with the hospital stays, specialist appointments, treatments and medications, Caroline’s long term prognosis was good. However, her mindset was not.

Caroline admits that before then, she took her health for granted. While she had a zest for life and adventure, she was lazy, negative and didn’t really take her health too seriously. She soon realised that in order to make a full recovery and turn her life around she needed to completely overhaul her lifestyle and outlook.

It was this difficult time that inspired Caroline to take her first steps into a new world of health and wellness. She started reading anything and everything she could find about nutrition, yoga, meditation and health, in an effort to heal and transform her lifestyle. Adopting a vegetarian and then vegan lifestyle and practicing daily yoga and mediation sessions, Caroline lost weight and also went into remission.

Join Caroline at stadiumstomp.com/SCG

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