Gold Coast mum Elisha Neave to be honoured at fun run

IN APRIL this year, Gold Coast mum Elisha Neave passed away after suffering a rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer.

The 36-year-old made international headlines last year when it was revealed she and her two old sisters carried the BRCA2 gene, made infamous by Angelina Jolie following her double mastectomy.

Her sisters chose to have double preventive mastectomies and hysterectomies, however Elisha decided to wait to have more children.


This Sunday, her partner Brendan Hopp, son Jack, 11, and the Neave family have organised a 5km Beachwalk & Fun Run to honour her.

“Elisha taught me that sharing special moments with the people you love is the best part of life and nothing is more important than that,” Brendan said.

“So in celebration of her life, I invite you to bring the people who are special to you and together we’ll create a tidal wave of love.

“Let’s make beautiful memories and give Elisha something to look down upon and smile about.”

In June 2013 the family organised a similar Creek to Creek Fun Run to help raise funds for Elisha’s medical treatment.

The Elisha Neave 5km Beachwalk and Fun Run will kick off at 8am on June 22 at Palm Beach Parklands at 945 Gold Coast Highway.

Participants are encouraged to make a $20 donation on the day, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going towards Jack’s education.

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