Amanda Pearce

Noosa Summer Swim 2020

My reason for everything

Thank you everyone for your generous donations. I feel very humbled that within 24 hours of signing up to swim again I reached my fundraising target. 

I always loved my CanToo events, I've done 12 now over the years. I love the people I meet and stories I hear about how cancer has touched lives. Now this time it will be me sharing Ava's story.

When I start training it will be almost a year since Ava's diagnosis. That feels like yesterday and I am sure it will be forever fresh in my mind the moment I heard those words "your daughter has a large brain tumour wrapped around her brain stem". 

We've all changed so much through the last 12 months. I find it hard to put into words my own changes. I'm still 'me' but there is this sadness and dark cancer cloud that follows me around now. I am hoping I can shake that cloud even just for a few moments while I swim laps of the pool and follow that black line again. 

Thank you for supporting us on this journey. 

 

I'm supporting cancer research and prevention with Can Too Foundation.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This means that potentially someone we love may have to battle cancer, and that’s a statistic that needs to change.

So I asked myself, “what can I do to help?” That’s where the Can Too Foundation came in! Can Too provide professionally coached training programs for participants – of any fitness level – to run, swim and cycle their way to a healthier lifestyle and a cancer-free world.

In return, I am raising valuable funds that go towards innovation in the prevention, care, and control of cancer. Since 2005, Can Too Foundation have trained over 15,000 participants, raised over $21,000,000 to invest in 168 one-year cancer research grants.

It would be fantastic if you could sponsor me, or even better join me in a program!

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to my Sponsors

$208

Trudie Harriman

You legend!

$200

Kate Mcdonald And Family

Dear Ava, your mum is amazing, and loves you very much - and we are all here, cheering you both along on your journeys. We love you both. Kate, Ian, William and Ben. xxxx

$200

Jarrod Mcpherson

Have a great swim!!!! Enjoy the training. xx

$200

Annie Crawford

For Ava???

$200

Melissa Blohm

You are amazing. My heart is with you every stroke of every training session and race along the way.

$104

Anne Tremain

Two beautiful girls driven by the same desire......to fund research into cancer & find a cure for this terrible disease. We support you all the way. xx Anne & Roman

$104

Larissa Copeland

For Ava

$100

Trudie Harriman

You legend!

$52

Cheryl Lowe

Keep up the good work and keep smiling

$52

Sj

You were amazing during your last program. Now it’s personal, it’s for your little girl. Keep being awesome. Xx

$52

Peter Henley

$52

Janine Birch

$52

Bel, Matt And Ollie

You are AMAZING! Wishing you and Ava the very best. Love, Bel, Matt and Ollie

$52

Christie

Amazing work, as always xx

$50

Carrie Fitzpatrick

Best of luck hun xx

$50

Angie Stevenson

You swim your heart out for your brave warrior, Ava. Love that you are back in orange xxx

$31.20

Sarah Fenner

Proud of you Mands. We are 100% behind you. x

$31.20

Dominique De Filippis

For your beautiful girl ❤️

$31.20

Aimee Pearce

Go for it! What an inspirational mum! I see where Ava gets her strength ?

$30

Paulina Young

Love you ? and so proud of you

$25

Anna Donohoe White

Have a wonderful swim!

$20.80

Erin Kelly

Go Amanda (and Ava)!

$5.96

Amanda Redford

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