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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!
I did itMonday 27th Jan
Wow what an amazing experience- the surf looked a little more bumpy than I would have liked, but with a wonderful swimming buddy, I had a fantastic first 1km swim
Thank you to all my donors- not only did I achieve my target of $2500 for cancer research but the whole program raised $500,000- which has allowed a number of researchers to continue for the next 12 month!
A few pics of me looking slightly terrified at the start of the race and a jubilant expression at the end, together with a satisfactory time!
Thank you all once again...and may see you next time with a 2km ocean swim challenge...Share
My motivation to support CanToo and complete 1km ocean swimTuesday 3rd Dec
My personal motivation is two-fold:
- to support an amazing organisation, with a proven track record in giving to cancer research and
- to achieve a long held personal goal of completing a 1km ocean swim
CanToo's contribution to cancer research
Everyone knows someone directly or indirectly impacted by cancer. For me it is my father, brother, sister, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, grandparents and many dear friends.
The challenges each of these people faced and the strength of character they displayed to endure their treatment but still continue to put on a brave face to the world has been truely inspiring...but what is more inspiring is the incredible advancements in treatment from the 1970s to today which has enabled a number of good friends and family to beat the big 'C' and made the choices and pain mangement for those less fortunate.
CanToo has provided over $20million in reseach grants to enable such advancements
CanToo's proven track record in motivating people to attain a difficult goal
I have done many fundraising run/walks and loved every minute of them. Whilst completing these fun runs I would always see these 'Black and Orange' CanToo participants and coaches having a lot of fun and striving for extraordinary goals.
I have swum in pools from a young age- despite growing up in the UK! however I had no knowledge of the ocean and the changes required to my swimming style to complete a 1km ocean swim ....so I decided to join the fun group of 'Black and Orange' participants myself to achieve a goal I have long held since being in Australia
Please give generously to support CanToo...and I will give you the before and after shots of me in a swimsuit ..:)Share
Thank you to my Sponsors
Sella & Pete
Liz & Peter Burns