Casey Kids Swim the Beaches

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Swim is on!

Friday 25th Sep
Swim is going ahead 26/09/2020. We’re starting at 6am at Shelley beach, Manly and swimming to Palm Beach. We expect it to take approx 7hrs depending on conditions and the route we need to take. I’ll be doing updates on my social media @lana_laand on Instagram. 

Thank you to everyone who has so generously donated. We’ve upped the goal to $1000 per km - $27,000 a huge goal but we thought we’d just put it out there. 

Some amazing prizes for our raffle - get tickets here

Friday 6th Mar

https://www.cantoo.org.au/raffle/casey-kids-swim-the-beaches

Why we're doing this...

Friday 6th Mar

12 months ago our Dad was diagnosed with an inoperable Brain Tumour. The news absolutely shattered us, our Dad, who had just been bike-packing around Tassie, who surfs big waves in Hawaii, who has raced both Ironman and Xterra World Championships, was now undertaking the fight of his life against Cancer. 

 

12 months on, multiple treatments later, he's still fighting but the progress has been 2 steps forward, one step back. The Cancer is impacting his balance and his motor control, so he cannot walk on his own, and has taught himself to write and sign his name again. Post surgery, and while he was undertaking radiation and chemo, he was already pushing himself on the road to recovery. He was walking again, in fact he was even running as part of his daily 4km walk around Long Reef Headland. He was swimming again, sometimes walking in the pool, throwing in some 'downhill swimming' or his version of Breastroke. He was making huge progress. 

 

In Jan this year, we got bad news, and he went onto a more aggressive chemo, this has knocked him back. He is back to where he was post surgery. Unable to walk unassisted taking a huge toll on his lifestyle.  

 

So, we're doing this as a family, as 4 siblings. We're swimming 27km along the Northern Beaches of Sydney, because Dad can't and he would be out there with us if he could. 

 

Personally I am petrified of the wildlife, and that will be the biggest mental battle for me. We are raising money for CanToo through a raffle. We have been supported by some amazing local businesses who have generously donated prizes. Click through to purchase some tickets. Raffle will be drawn on 5 April, a week after our race. 


Postponed due to COVID - new date 26/09/2020

 

You can buy a raffle ticket here https://www.cantoo.org.au/raffle/casey-kids-swim-the-beaches

 

Thank you!

 

The Casey Kids 

 

 

Thank you to my Supporters

$8k

Pascalle Casey

$5k

Anonymous

$1,000

Mandy Smyth

Hi Lana, I grew up going to the swimming club with your dad & his brother, Peter. I'm sending you the very best wishes for your amazing swim & will pray that it's good weather conditions & a successful day for you all. All the very best, Mandy Smyth née Larkin

$1,000

David Smith

It's so inspiring to see you guys maintaining the rage. If I was the father watching over this, I'd be immensely proud at your courage and persistence. Love you all.

$1,000

Jackie Gilmour

We saw you out there in some pretty challenging wind conditions off Long Reef this morning. Well done Casey's.

$500

Nathan Watson

Good Luck ! What a great idea to celebrate your Dad and raise money for charity. X

$500

Michele & Rob Cathels

$500

Kathy Waters

Go Casey kids. Swimmmmmm.

$500

Simon Buckingham And Annie Crawford

Go Team Casey and go Can Too. You guys are an inspiration to all!

$500

Tara Foord

$250

Selina Win Pe

Dear James & dear All Casey Kids. Very Best Of Luck & Safe Swimming, to you all. An incredible journey of all that is & matters, Love. Peace & Namaste 🙏❤️🕊💚🇦🇺💛👍⭐️🙌👌 xox Selina Win Pe www.selinawinpe.com

$250

L&g Threlfall

Dear Lana, virtually swimming with you, James, Willis and Pascale as you undertake this amazing swim in memory of and to honour Roger. We send much love to you all and Elizabeth.

$250

Michele Cathels

Great work guys xx

$250

Cynthia, Mike & Zoe

This is incredible, Lana, an amazing demonstration by all the Casey kids of your love for your dad, celebrating his memory through such a perfectly appropriate adventure. We are in awe of your courage and will be following you on the big day!

$250

Howieshapes

$200

Simon Ranson

Go Go Casey kids!! Great effort for a great cause

$152

Emily Kempson

$150

Mark & Ann Hewitt

Good luck.

$104

Halter

Well done !! Friend of ron.....

$100

Anonymous

What can I say - this one is for the Caseys!! Will be thinking of you all the way!!

$100

Paul Tosi

What an incredible effort - all the best and we'll watch you swim past mona vale.

$100

Olivia & Esther Mitchell

Go Casey Kids!

$100

Kerry Bail

Fabulous goal Lana, well done!

$100

Reece Bosward

$100

Amanda Vance

Your strength is inspiring... enjoy your swims Casey Clan!

$100

Amanda Vance

Your strength is inspiring... enjoy your swims Casey Clan!

$100

Mark Mckenzie

Good luck to all of you!

$100

Patrick Joyce

Well done kids. Roger would be proud.

$100

Loan Market North Narrabeen

Hey Lana, Great event and we'd love to help a little. I have shared on our FB page and we hope that gives some extra traction for a great cause. Was nice to see some great photos of you all and especially the two of Roger. We'll be behind you (in spirit) during the swim! Cheers Greg and Lana

$100

Benji Skow

Go Willis!

$100

Peter Casey

Go Team Casey :)

$100

Bellie

Good luck Casey Kids 🙏🏼

$100

Emily Wood

Such an amazing family! Good luck to you all in the swim and sending Roger lots of love xxx

$100

Julie Marcus

To all the Casey kids, Roger in spirit and Elizabeth with love, xo Julie and Steve

$100

Margit Tolman

Wishing all of you a smooth glide through the waters and may your Dad’s spirit join your journey, protect, encourage and guide you on the way. The ocean will be part of you and you will be part of the ocean Lot’s of love and support from the island your Dad loved so much, Maui.

$100

Eliza, Tim And Gabe

I have no doubt that your Dad will be with you tomorrow, lifting you up. Tim, Gabe and I will also be cheering you on. You guys are all amazing xxx

$100

Leigh Mackie

Good luck guys! You’re doing an amazing thing! Lots of love!

$100

Fiona & Michael

Hope it all goes well!

$100

Lee Condell

$100

Beach Without Sand

Stoked to support you guys. Roger would be super proud.

$100

Dagmar De Zwart

Go Casey Kids Go. Warmest Aloha from the de Zwart ohana on Maui 🌺🌸

$100

Gerhild Weidmann

$100

Louis Anderson

Well done you bunch of legends!!

$100

Robert Ingui

$100

Eric Leung

Congratulations you guys!!! What an amazing job!!

$100

Brett Baber

$100

Anonymous

$100

Hugh Vidler

$52

Brooke Perry

Well done Lana!

$50

Julie Fisher

You guys really are the Fab Four. Good luck to each of you, your Dad must be so proud xxx

$50

Hadley And Hunter Spitty

We love you guys!!!!

$50

Nicolai Morris

$50

Russell Lamb

$50

Bonnie Short

Good luck. You guys are doing an awesome thing!!

$50

China Waters

Go guys!! Absolutely incredible family and such a great idea. #fuckcancer

$50

Craig Houten

$50

Sam Elsafty

$50

Steph Elsafty

$50

Sam Reid

Good on you peanut and co. You’d dad would be proud.

$50

Rod And Traci Dostalek

What a great thing to do in memory of your father <3

$50

Emily

$50

James Chall

Goodluck tomorrow Lana and family

$50

Minato

$50

James

Good luck legends!

$50

Move For Mental Health

Legends! Supporting all the way from WA 🔥

$50

Jono Roel

$50

Sharyn C

You go girl and co. Proud of you all. X

$50

Chris Player

$50

Kay Howarth

$50

Julie Farrington

Good luck - bet you Casey kids will smash it!

$50

Jake Baynie

$50

Dave Keenan

Good luck Jimmy from Dave and Nick

$50

Emily Dean

$50

Helen Hayes

Good luck to you all!

$50

Isabella Post

$50

Jackie Nicholl

$50

Rob Hooton

Love the cause, the passion and how you guys and doing it.

$50

Susan Patching

Well done guys. You’re an amazing, beautiful family. Love the Patching family xxxx

$50

Elysha Casey

Huge effort, well done!

$50

Amanda Cox

Congrats guys massive effort your Dad would be so proud 🖤

$50

Anthony O’brien

Well done to you all

$50

The Fairbairns

GO TEAM CASEY! What a special tribute. Love from us xx

$50

Bethany Borula

Wishing you smooth seas

$50

Carolyn Soddy

$50

Charles Domin

All the best team!! What a great challenge - you guys are truly inspirational

$50

Loretta D Lloyd

$30

Alison Jennings

Loved watching this on your stories. Awesome effort👏🏻

$25

Jo Lum

I have so much admiration. Go team ! Will be following your journey. You guys rock. Xx

$25

Connor Mcleod

Your story reminds me of my family's and it is such a happy sad time. The absolute best thing you can do is come together as a fam! I was wondering whether you have people joining you for any parts of the swim? It would be awesome to support and swim a couple kms if you're open to the idea of others joining. Otherwise have a great swim!

$20

Sal Cuming

Love you are doing this for your dad. Xx

$20

Dominique Bennet

Wishing you the best of luck kids for this big swim.

$20

Alexandra

Good luck with the swim and wow what a positive response! While I haven't reached out I've been following on along on the socials and feel for you, it's been a massive year or two for you. Thinking of you. X

$20

Allyssa Bernhardt

$20

Lisandra De Carvalho

I truly hope you and your family have a beautiful day out there in the ocean. What a great cause, Lana. Sending you love.

$20

Scarlett Mcgrouther

Good luck to you all!

$20

Marcus Tardrew

$20

Kathy Penver

Inspiring effort. Family is everything xxx

$10

Anonymous

$10

Leah Belson

All the very best to you Lana and the crew. I am sure your dad would be so so proud of you all. You are, without a doubt, a big bright ball of sunshiney inspiration. xx

$10

Anonymous

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