Monique Hodgson

Sun Up Challenge 2021

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

When my son was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia our whole life was exploded. His diagnosis, prognosis, and protracted chemotherapy protocol stole his teen years. We were "fortunate" because his treatment worked, he remains in remission. However the fall out lasted much longer than his three year protocol, and the psychological effects on our whole family probably linger even now, 12 years since that horrible day when I heard those words.

When you hear the words that your child has cancer, what you really 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.

That’s why I’m setting my alarm to join Redkite for the Sun Up Challenge – to help provide emotional and practical support to families facing childhood cancer.

I’ll be taking action by walking or rolling every morning at sun up this September, 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

Thank you to my Sponsors


Sandra Jakins

Great cause, enjoy your morning walks 😊