You're Heart Rocks

14 May 2017

More than 9500 women took part in the 2017 Jennian Homes Mother's Day Fun Run around the country on Sunday.
Mother's Day used to be a great excuse for a wee sleep-in, a high-calorie breakfast and a day discretely nibbling on chocolates.
The fun run/walk was one of 23 held around New Zealand to support the Heart Foundation's Heart Foundation for Women campaign.
But for dozens of mothers in Timaru, Sunday dawned as a day in which to take family and friends for a fun walk or run around Caroline Bay.
An estimated 200 people - among them many mums and their children - took part in the annual Jennian Homes Fun Run/Walk in support of women's heart health.
Local artist and Timaru Rock Admin Roselyn Fauth said she wanted to support her mother Marthy Cloake National Heart Foundation Health Advocate by painting "Your heart rocks" rocks for her event. Roselyn and her 2 year old daughter painted together to make over 180 rocks to place along the fun run route."It feels really good to be part of something like this, to help raise awareness and funds for something that affects so many people. and it's great to see so many people out here just doing it and supporting each other."
After the event the rocks found their way to all sorts of places, including the office of the National Heart Foundaiton's CEO.

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 These cute painted rocks were popping up all along the Timaru Jennian Homes Mother's Day walk, thanks to Roselyn Fauth and daughter Medinella for taking the time to hand paint 180 of these beauties.

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Participants discover Timaru Rocks on their Heart Foundation Mother's Day Fun Run/Walk at Caroline Bay on Sunday.