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Craig Ruddy Portrait of Cathy Freeman

Sure, an article that would have been prime for some real awareness for both the Cathy Freeman Foundation and 1egg1world was used for a slightly different matter. But hey, no news is bad news.

Cathy’s in the frame for charity

Katherine Firkin and Nathan Mawby

She may have been retired from running, but expectant mum Cathy freeman is back in a strict routine as she battles to stay healthy for her growing baby.

With her precious bundle in August, this Olympic champion yesterday told of her motivation to keep diabetes at bay.

Freeman is battling type 2 diabetes, triggered by the pregnancy.

“I manage it, I keep a close watch on it,” she said.

“I’m really aware of my body and maintaining it.”

Freeman is dedicating her spare time to charity work and recently posed for a portrait y Archibald Prize winner Craig Ruddy.

It was painted for three Melbourne men who are socking to raise $1million for charity by trading up __ a chicken’s egg.

Freeman, Ruddy and the group called 1egg1world were at the Scott Livesty Gallery yesterday for the unveiling of the portrait.

The group is awaiting offers on a trade for the portrait.

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