My Activity Tracking
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.
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
Paying it forwardWednesday 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
Jacqui, Rory, Curtis And Louis O’carroll
Sarah & Jp Kelly
Brett O’malley And Family