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
Kate Mcdonald And Family
Bel, Matt And Ollie
Dominique De Filippis
Anna Donohoe White