Sophie Scott is a 13 year old IMPI with enormous empathy and maturity beyond her years.
In 2014, 7 year old Sophie Scott wanted to be able to do something to show that she supported females who were living with depression. She came up with the idea to wear pigtails during Perinatal Depression week in November each year. She rallied her friends and started this campaign with the White Cloud Foundation.
In 2018, 11 year old Sophie wanted to do more for the White Cloud Foundation and with support from her Dad (Adam – Founder/Chairman White Cloud Foundation), they came up with the idea to create the first “Mummy Run” to support Mothers living with or at risk of developing Perinatal Depression.
The idea behind the “Mummy Run” was to create an event that was challenging, while also recognising that it takes a team to work together to get through challenging situations.
The “Mummy Run” is an 80km team running relay that was first conducted in 2018 by Sophie and her friends. The original team comprised of: Sophie Scott, Elize Hoyling, Lucie Freeman, Rebecca Teahen, Grace Freeman and Tom Scott. Each team member would run 2km before passing the baton to the next team member. This first event conducted by this team was a great success and the origins of the “Mummy Run” was created.
In 2019, the "Mummy Run" was conducted again during Perinatal Depression Week with many teams of kids and mothers who all successfully completed the event. All funds raised went into the White Cloud Foundation “Meals for Mums” program which has provided in excess of 6500 meals to 450 Mums in SE Qld and Hobart.
In 2020, we are looking forward to conducting the event for the 3rd year at Jack Cook oval on 14th November 2020.
At IMPI Sportswear we believe running (or any regular exercise) can have a profoundly positive impact on depression. Being a part of a tribe can make us feel as though we are a part of something greater than ourselves. It can give us opportunities to connect with people, to reach for our goals, and makes us feel safe. The "Mummy Run" espouses these beliefs, and we are honoured to be involved with Sophie and The White Cloud Foundation. We encourage all locals to come along and get involved!
To support Sophie and her quest and call on other IMPIs near and far to support the foundation, IMPI Sportswear have created the “White Cloud IMPI elastic running shorts” and “Electric blue crop top” combo in honour of this event. IMPI Sportswear will donate $10 to the White Cloud Foundation from every unit sold in this combo. To coincide with the event we will open PRE-SALES for these items starting on 1 November until 30 November or until stocks last. (Delivery first week December)
Anyone interested in participating and fundraising can find more information at: www.whitecloudfoundation.org