March 18, 2023

Annie Crawford AM; Founder of the Can Too Foundation

Episode Information

In Episode 6 we interview Annie Crawford, originally a social worker, working in community mental health and sexual assault, Annie moved into human resources before helping to set up a biotechnology start-up in San Francisco, California.

After returning to Australia in 2003, rather than re-enter the paid workforce, Annie decided to work on a new project that was all about “making a difference”.

Annie decided to combine her passion for running and fitness with raising money for a non-profit organisation. And so, the idea for Can Too was born. Five months later, in May 2005, the first Can Too program was up and running.

Can Too is a Foundation that invests in the health and well being of the community and in cancer research. Can Too trains people to achieve goals they never imagined they could achieve such as participate in a marathon, half marathon, 10k, ocean swim or triathlon. 

Can Too has now trained 13,500 participants and raised over $18 M for cancer research in NSW, Victoria, Qld and the ACT.


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