East Connect’s next Open Day Meeting will be held on Wednesday August 23rd. Continuing on with our inspirational guest speaker theme, we couldn’t be more excited to have Heather Hawkins sharing her story with us.

We will be keeping with our usual format, where everyone will get 30 seconds to tell the group who they are and what they do. Please bring along at least 50 business cards for the event.

If you are a local business and want to grow your network, come and join us! People from all industries are welcome to come along, and see what we do as a group.

Please register to attend via our Eventbrite Page. Registration is essential.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Where: Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club
Time: 8.45am for a 9am start

Heather Hawkins: Biography

HeatherHawkins0190Heather Hawkins…a 52 year old wife and mother from Coogee, NSW…who in 2007 was diagnosed with Stage One Ovarian Cancer – with an 18cm tumour.

With extensive surgery, and a new form of post operative treatment, she is now in remission…and with a new lease on life and proudly an Ambassador for the CanToo Foundation.

Heather achieved her Surf Lifesaving Bronze Medal in 2009, which gave her a new perspective on what she could achieve physically.

Heather then took up running for the first time in 2012, (a 4km Fun Run)  and since then has completed 6 x half Marathons, 18 x Full Marathons, and 3 x Ultra Marathons being 50 &100km.

These included the 2015 North Pole Marathon – Female Winner, and the incredible World Marathon Challenge, held in January 2016, covering 7 Marathons in 7 days, on 7 Continents – all completed in 168 hrs.

Between February 2016  and August 2016 Heather trekked the worlds longest and highest Alpine Trail, being the Great Himalaya Trail, This was East to West across the top of Nepal taking 153 days land covering 1,750 Kms including 16 high passes above 5,000m…

Heather’s book “Adventurous Spirit” published by Murdoch Books is due for release in early September 2017.

In October 2017 Heather will be returning to Nepal for a 3.5 week trek with Huma Charity Challenge, raising money for CanToo…and on completion of the trek will then head straight to Chile for the Volcano Marathon in early November – this Marathon is run at 4,400m.

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Location: Maroubra Surf Lifesaving Club