Anne Massey

London Marathon 2020

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!

My Updates

Firefighters & Cancer

Wednesday 8th Jan
The devastating bushfire crisis and the impact on people and wildlife in our communities has affected us all. I know each of us are supporting their recovery any way we can - either by donating items, money, or time - and each of us has chosen how best we want to contribute to the healing that has to take place
It really is a time when Australian’s come together.
What many of you may not be aware of is that studies have long linked cancer in firefighters on-the-job exposure to chemicals and toxins in blazes similar to those that are decimating vast swaths of our bush and communities of homes and businesses. This means that our firefighters are dealing with increased exposure to the intense heat produced by burning bush, as well as fuels and carcinogens common in urban fires. 
Now more than ever we must continue to support the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer and that is how I can - in my own way - support what our firefighters may face in the aftermath. There are also people in these devastated communities who are battling cancer today, or are yet to be diagnosed. Cancer does not discriminate and is a journey none of us want to go on
You know that I am a passionate advocate, participant, volunteer, supporter and Board Chair of the Can Too Foundation, and for many years have either run/swim or done triathlon in Can Too programs, whilst at the same raising funds for early-career, innovative cancer researchers. This year I have committed to running in the April London Marathon (my last Marathon!) with Can Too, and I am now connecting with you to request both the support of my efforts (feel free to come run with me!), and a donation to my fund-raising efforts supporting early cancer researchers ……across all types of cancer. 
It will always be important to continue our funding for cancer research and never more so during this crisis. 
So here I am - asking for your support. Of course, you can provide either a hug, an email, or a monetary donation and each will be welcome. Let me be honest though - I’d prefer the monetary kind please!!!
Here is the link to how you can support our amazing cancer researchers to prevent and cure cancer :) Oh yes, as well as my efforts to run the London Marathon!
Thank you. From my heart.
With love and kindness
NB: An article link here is about the cancer risk for firefighters in the Northern Californian fires: It was produced by Kaiser Health News which publishes Californian Healthline, and editorially independent service of the Californian Health Care Foundation 

Thank you to my Sponsors




Paul The Engineer

Good on you Anne run, run, run Earn CanToo some big money Your knees may not feel it's funny But after it is all done You can return to the Sydney sun (perhaps, maybe, who knows)


Paul Cunningham

Good luck Anne, great effort.


Glenn Cushion

Can Do Anne!!! Good luck with the Marathon.


The Ceo Institute Nsw

To our very own Anne Massey! Sending you our very best wishes (and a packet of plasters for those blisters!!) as you complete your last marathon for a most worthy cause. Good on you xx


The Tad James Co

A small contribution but I hope to create some momentum with others so it gets you to attain your goal!! BB


Alteris Financial Group

Good luck Anne from Keith, Kate and all the team at Alteris Financial Group!


House Of Brand

Good luck Anne - and I will try to see you in London to cheer you on!


Annie And Simon

Anne - you are AMAZING!!!! Thank you


Bushmans Group

Good luck on the run Anne.


Sophia Symeou

Go Girl! You are magnificent and your dedication is an inspiration!


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Scott Howe

You don't need my luck;ll smash it I'm certain! Scott


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W Tompson

Hi Anne Well done on a fantastic cause. I hope your training in on track. I would join you for a run but I've done my Achilles! See you next month. Will


Mary Verschuer

Amazing effort!


Fiona Campbell

Good Luck!


Katja Forbes

Go Anne!!



You are our Champion!


Michelle Joosse

Good luck Anne. Great effort and a great cause.


Manisha Amin



Dario Molina

Run Anne Run


Susan Lenehan

Wishing you the best of luck in achieving success in the London Marathon. What a great goal!



GO ANNE! So privileged to rub shoulders (from an appropriate social distance) with your boundless energy and determination, love the cause, love your passion.


Ellen Brackenreg

Happy running Anne!


Louise Mccann


Nino Lo Giudice

You are awesome Anne! Love the latest email. Love the humour and love that you keep it real. Thanks for the inspiration!


Donna Meredith


Gary Trenaman

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