Welcome to my fundraising page!
I've created this page in an effort to support all kiwi women, by raising money for The Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand.
Most of us have been affected, or know someone who has been affected, by breast cancer. My mum was diagnosed in 2014, and has just passed her 5-year milestone with many a celebration. Her experience is the driver behind this page.
It proved to be one of the biggest curve balls life can throw at you, though in the end highlighted the immense courage and positivity it took, and still takes, to move forward. The support offered by both the Cancer Society, and the Breast Cancer Foundation, was endless and hugely appreciated.
I'm hoping to emulate an ounce of the courage that it has taken to get to this point following the diagnosis, and complete my first Ironman in Taupo on the 7th of March, 2020. With Ironman deemed a relatively selfish undertaking in regards to time and money, I'm hoping to make the most of the many hours spent on the bike, in the pool, and running, by doing it to support those who have gone through, or are going through similar experiences with breast cancer, and to give back to the foundation that New Zealander's can't do without. Jump on board and be a part of 3.8km of swimming, 180km of cycling, and 42km of running, all for an amazing cause!
I have a fantastic team alongside me, many of whom will also be doing Ironman, as well as a stellar support crew (Mum and Dad!). If you're in Taupo on the 7th of March, you'll spot us in our very bright kits - look for the purple, pink, and orange, with the Breast Cancer Foundation represented on the sleeve - give us a cheer! You can also track my progress on the day by downloading the Ironman App, and using the Athlete Tracker;
Anything is possible.
Nine women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand. The money I raise from this page will be used to fund vital research projects and medical grants to help improve the survivorship of breast cancer in New Zealand. It will also help support kiwi women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer through services such as counselling and rehabilitation programmes.
Donate as much or as little as you like, everything counts! Share the page with friends, family, and colleagues and get the ball rolling.