Chris Martin

Sun Up Challenge 2022

My Activity Tracking

53
kms

My target 150 kms

Support my Sun Up Challenge for families of children with cancer.

When a family is told their child has cancer, what they hear is “your child might die”. Every day in Australia, three families hear those words. Not every child will die, but every family who faces childhood cancer is changed forever. Cancer puts families under enormous pressure. It can feel like it’s impossible to hold it together. 

As many of you know I could add so much more to this but I'll limit it to say that the amazing support offered by Redkite when you have been given the most devastating news is invaluable. Redkite continue their support throughout this horrific journey for as long as it's needed. 

That's why I'm joining Redkite in the Sun Up challenge – to help provide emotional and practical support to families facing childhood cancer.

I'll be taking action by running, strolling or rolling while the sun is up this August, to raise money that will help families pay the bills, access emotional support, and more. From day one in the hospital and for as long as it takes, your help ensures that families don’t have to face their child’s cancer diagnosis alone.

Please support me by making a tax-deductible donation to my challenge. Your generosity will make sure that Redkite can provide even more families facing childhood cancer practical and emotional support and care.

My Achievements

I've uploaded a profile pic

I've shared my page

I made a self donation

I joined a team

Logged my first activity

Reached 50% of my fitness goal

Reached 100% of my fitness goal

Reached 100% of my fundraising goal

Raised $100 - Socks Unlocked!

Raised $280 for Music Therapy sessions

Raised $350 - Neck Buff Unlocked!

Raised $720 for annual family bills

Raised $1000 to provide a home away from home

My Updates

Paying it forward

Wednesday 3rd Aug

I am taking part in RedKite's 100km Sun up challenge because childhood cancer has touched my family and Redkite generously supported us.

 

On November 2 2018 my beautiful 12yrd old son's life changed forever, he was diagnosed with blood cancer. Young, happy, sporty, with great friends and loving his transition to high school, Toby's world came crashing down when he was diagnosed with a very rare form of Leukemia. We knew the road we had to travel would be hard, dotted with potholes and Toby charged head on into treatment. High does chemo, resulting seizures, conditioning therapy, full body radiation and a bone marrow transplant (the marrow donated by his 9yrd old sister) ... the treatment was brutal and we lived in hope and looked forward to a cancer free future. 5 mths after transplant we found out Toby had relapsed... the news was crushing.  We were excited to get a spot on the new Car-T Cell Therapy program in Australia, Toby would be the 4th child to receive this therapy in Melbourne. We packed out bags and after 6 weeks of intensive treatment we thrilled to be told he was in remission, I will never forget the feeling of trepidation and then exaltation.... sadly, this didn't last. 1month after Car-T Toby relapsed, with all treatment options exhausted (including a drug trial) Toby died on the 2nd of July late at night in our arms at home.

 

Redkite provide incredible support to families like ours, everything from an Emergency go-bag, the bead program in hospital, financial support, Coles vouchers, to counselling for all family members during and after treatment and bereavement support. So that others can benefit I am walking/running 100km in the month of August. Please support me and help other families like mine. Thanks 

 

 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$211

Luke Rogers

$211

The Archers

On ya Chris! Great cause. Sending much love from our family.

$190

Jacqui, Rory, Curtis And Louis O’carroll

Well done Chris... Always in our thoughts ❤️

$158.25

Cianan Dorey

$126.60

Roslyn Martin

we both now how special this NFP -

$126.60

Mrs Hardy

Run forest run

$105.50

Harris Family

$105.50

Adam Moss

$52.75

Denise Lau

Keep up the great work Chris

$52.75

Luke Chadwick

Great cause Bondi - good luck!

$52.75

Crumps

Good luck Bondi - Great cause

$52.75

Anthony Lowe

Appreciate you Chris, thank you for all that you and your family do for the community.

$52.75

Sarah & Jp Kelly

$52.75

Nancy Mugridge

Go for it Chris! Toby had such a charitable heart, he would love you doing this xx

$52.75

Mark Cartwright

Great cause x

$52.75

Paul Zawetz

Well in Chris.

$52.75

Mum

Go for it xxx

$52.75

Sutton Family

Go Chris!! Enjoy the challenge - such a great cause.

$26.38

Brett O’malley And Family

Good luck mate! And enjoy the training

$21.10

Renee Clarke