Rebecca Miller hits $100k fundraising goal and is still counting

PUSHING THROUGH THE PAIN: Rebecca Miller said every bit of pain she went through and every challenge she had was all worth it to reach her $100,000 fundraising target. Photo: Christine Little
PUSHING THROUGH THE PAIN: Rebecca Miller said every bit of pain she went through and every challenge she had was all worth it to reach her $100,000 fundraising target. Photo: Christine Little

Rebecca Miller has hit her $100,000 fundraising goal - and then some!

It was a mission that seemed a little unthinkable at first, with an even more incredible fundraising target.

After all it involved running a marathon every day for nine days.

But Rebecca from Parkes was determined to see it through - two long years of planning, preparation and obstacles couldn't even stop her.

She's called it The Ripple of Kindness Project, fundraising for the Leukaemia Foundation, Bandaged Bear, Carrie's Beanies for Brain Cancer and Parkes Can Assist, and it all took place from Parkes to Westmead Children's Hospital in Sydney (355km) from April 10-18.

She had raised just over $57,000 by the end of her run. By May 3 that figure had jumped to $96,000.

The pinnacle moment came around May 6 when Rebecca surpassed her target with $101,902 gracing the top of her Go Fund Me page.

She's now raised just over $104,000.

Rebecca attended a business retreat last week where she said the remaining $40,000 was raised to reach her goal.

"This (the retreat) is the human spirit at its best and such a beautiful moment I will be forever grateful for," she said.

"To be able to create The Ripple of Kindness it takes a community to impact and change lives."

And if you're wondering whether you can still donate - Rebecca says absolutely.

"We did it... $100k, [I'm] so so happy and grateful," she wrote on her Ripple of Kindness Facebook page.

"I've had people asking if they can still donate and yes, the funds over $100k I'm giving to a family who really needs it with a sick child."

Rebecca said there was so much to process and with funds hitting $100,000 it means she can give $25,000 to each of her four charities as was her dream goal from the beginning.

Rebecca knows first-hand the impact of being one of the 80,000 families cared for by the Sydney Children's Hospital Network at Westmead with her first child Lachie.

She couldn't praise the care and support from the facility enough.

She's also witnessed close friends and their families battle cancer.

"I truly, absolutely feel so blessed," she said.

"Every bit of pain... every challenge that I had through that time I was running, the times I wanted to give up and not go any further - all of it's been worth it."