Each year in Australia 1,600 people are diagnosed with brain cancer and 1,200 will die.
As most of you know by now, earlier this year my sister was diagnosed with a rare tumour that is unable to be removed surgically due to the tricky spot it decided to set up camp. Kashaya's incredible neurosurgeon and team are working to identify a treatment plan and she has amazed, but not surprised, all who know her with how brave, resilient, and head strong she has been throughout a seriously frightening time in her life, my life, and perhaps your life too.
The Cure Brain Cancer Foundation has an incredible and time critical mission to increase five-year survival from the current 20% to 50% by 2023. A mission like this cannot exist without funding, and devastatingly, brain cancer is horrifically underfunded.
There have been massive improvements in survival rates with other cancers because increased funding has a very real, tangible impact so I am supporting the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation by raising money as part of my participation in The 2019 Canberra Times Australian Running Festival presented by Tata Consultancy Services. I am participating because the money we raise here, no matter how small, is going towards changing the trajectory of somebody's life.
I'd be really grateful if you could help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. When it comes to donating, no donation is too small. The more people that know about Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, the greater their impact. If you're not in a position to give financially, please spread the word by sharing my page. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!