GEELONG’S Type1 Foundation founder Ange Liston-McCaughley will run the New York Marathon on November 4th in honour of local girl Madison Lyden, a diabetes sufferer, who was killed while touring the popular city.
The 23-year-old was fatally struck by a garbage truck in August when she swerved into traffic to avoid a car pulling out in front of her on the outskirts of Central Park.
Ms Lyden, a City of Greater Geelong employee and Deakin psychology graduate, moved to Geelong in 2016 to study, after growing up in Tasmania.
“I am going to honour this whole experience to Madison,” Ange said.
“She was killed near Central Park West. We finish in Central Park, the run the whole is around there.
Ms Liston-McCaughley — who is covering all of her own costs — is already more than halfway to achieving her fundraising goal of $20,000.
“All the funds are going straight to charity. I will give 50 per cent to research and 50 to supporting families through the Type1 Foundation,” she said.
“If I reach $20,000 what I really want to do is give some to Families for Safe Streets in New York who are campaigning for safer bike paths following the death of Madison and so many others.”
Ms Berry said she is “honoured” Ms Liston-McCaughley is running in her daughter’s honour “Madison would be flattered and humbled and so happy Ange is doing this to fundraise for a cure and to bring media attention to the disease,” she said.