Ria Vandervis and Amelia Reid-Meredith join forces for a good cause
The Shortland Street actors, current and past, are raising money and awareness for bowel cancer.
The pair, who have been friends since they met playing Dr Harper Whitley and receptionist Bella Durville on the drama, will be running in the Saint Clair Half Marathon in Marlborough next month for the charity Beat Bowel Cancer.
“We’re doing it in honour of Mum and however we finish, we’ll be thinking about her journey each step of the way,” Amelia told Woman’s Day.
She left Shortland Street in 2016 to nurse her mother through her battle with bowel cancer and the half-marathon will take place almost a year to the day since Robyn passed away.
Amelia says she wants to raise awareness and get people talking about the disease, which is New Zealand’s second deadliest form of cancer.
Read Amelia and Ria's story here.
You can donate to Beat Bowel Cancer through Ameila and Ria's fundraising pages: