Wangaratta netballer Chaye Crimmins will be thinking of her late father Chris as she pounds the pavement next month.
Crimmins is taking part in the Pancare Foundation's Unite for Hope in an effort to raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer.
She'll be joined by family and friends as part of team 'Crimmo's Crew' in a tribute to the Wangaratta stalwart.
The special cause hits close to home for the star Pie, after her dad lost his fight with the disease in 2019 aged 56.
But sadly it wasn't the first time her family has battled the cruel illness, with Crimmins' mum Cheryl also losing her mother Grace to pancreatic cancer.
"It's very close to our family, not just for us kids, but also my mum having to deal with it twice in her life," Crimmins said.
"Pancreatic cancer is unfortunately one that not many people survive.
"I thought it was a nice way to do something to raise funds and help raise awareness for pancreatic cancer.
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"As a family we really wanted to do something."
Unite for Hope will be held virtually again this year, with Crimmins set to run 10 kilometres in Wangaratta.
Crimmo's Crew has 26 members all ready to clock up five to 10km on October 24, with the group already raising over $1000.
She's also received some support from her Magpie teammates.
"Some of them have said they're going to run the 10km," she said.
"Hopefully it also gets them motivated to start running and it's just going to be an awesome thing to do together."
Unite for Hope also raises awareness for stomach, liver, biliary and oesophageal cancers.
You can donate to Crimmo's Crew via https://doityourway.pancareuniteforhope.com.au/page/CrimmosCrew
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