Theresa Kennedy

Snowy Mountains Trail Program 2022

My Activity Tracking

97
kms

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

My Story 

In 2009 my beautiful partner Karim was diagnosed with a rare type of head and neck cancer at just 35 years of age. For us, this came out of nowhere and something that we had never had to experience or felt would touch us, suddenly had turned our world upside down in the most devastating of circumstances. 

For 5 years he bravely fought and underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy until sadly there were no further treatment options available and in March 2013 he passed away. What he taught me during those years is the value of life, of health and of fighting to make a difference for those who continue to battle this awful disease and their loved ones who support them through it. 

It's for him, to honour his strength, his memory and his belief in me that I continue to challenge myself to help those who are walking in shoes similar to what he did and what I continue to do. Can Too does not just provide hope and a lifeline for those battling cancer and those who will battle it in the future, it provides hope and light to those who have lost loved ones like me by involving us in a new community and challenges and helping us to learn to love life again. I am so grateful for the work of Can Too in fighting cancer and in supporting all of those affected by it and this is why I am now taking on a new challenge to raise further funds for this fantastic foundation. While my own health has seen running side-lined for a while, I have still signed up to the 21.1km Snow Mountains Trail event and intend to walk and (hopefully run some) of this incredible event, to push myself and to use the inspiration from those who have to push their limits everyday just to survive. 

This is my first trail event and it will test me physically and mentally (particularly if I come across any snakes!!) but I am determined to do it and I know with the amazing support of the Can Too team over the next 14 weeks of training, I will do it. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this and if you would like to support me and this wonderful cause then please donate whatever you can. No amount is too small and will mean the world to me and all those affected by cancer as sadly, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. 

All funds raised will go towards innovation in the prevention, care, and control of cancer. So far in my Can Too journey I have raised almost $13,000 and would love to hit the $15k mark! It would be fantastic if you could sponsor me, or even better join me in a program!

Thank you for your support xo

Thank you to my Sponsors

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