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


Trudie Harriman

You legend!


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


Jarrod Mcpherson

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


Annie Crawford

For Ava???


Melissa Blohm

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


Anne Tremain

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


Larissa Copeland

For Ava


Trudie Harriman

You legend!


Cheryl Lowe

Keep up the good work and keep smiling



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


Peter Henley


Janine Birch


Bel, Matt And Ollie

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



Amazing work, as always xx


Carrie Fitzpatrick

Best of luck hun xx


Angie Stevenson

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


Sarah Fenner

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


Dominique De Filippis

For your beautiful girl ❤️


Aimee Pearce

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


Paulina Young

Love you ? and so proud of you


Anna Donohoe White

Have a wonderful swim!


Erin Kelly

Go Amanda (and Ava)!


Amanda Redford

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