I’m walking the Dunedin 10km on September 1st to raise funds for research on my cancer and some of my incredible ex-workmates are walking/running the half marathon.
Why the 10km? I’ve had a long slow recovery from my broken leg last year, and my physiotherapist suggested that a half marathon might be a bit much. And because it’s been a long and slow recovery, I thought I should listen to them and do the 10km instead. I asked my husband how long he thought it would take me – and he said 2 hours. Somewhat depressingly the last time I did the Dunedin half marathon (twice the distance!) I did it in less than 2 hours. But I guess that’s the toll of age and cancer. And when it’s cancer you get pretty philosophical about these things. But it’s also good to beat expectations so I’m aiming for an hour and a half.
Approximately 100 000 women around the world are living with low-grade serous carcinoma/ovarian cancer. Nearly half are diagnosed in their 20s and 30s, and the median survival is a little over 8 years. Simply not enough. But as a field, cancer research has made huge progress, and treatments in other cancers could work in my cancer. So I’m asking you to help me fund the research to help researchers find the answers that are probably already out there.
I was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago. With current medical treatments I likely have another 3 to 12 years to live. But in all likelihood I’ll live long enough to benefit from any research advances, if we can fund them now.
Cure Our Ovarian Cancer gives 100% of all donations (less a small payment fee if you pay by credit card) to research. Research to help young women like me. Research for knowledge that will benefit women forever.
Lisa Finucane$100.00Go, you good thing x
Martin and Lobb Eyecare$200.00Hi Jane. The team at Martin and Lobb Eyecare wish you all the very best and greatly appreciate you raising funds and awareness of Ovarian Cancer.
Sarah Palmer$100.00Good luck for your walk! And keep up the Facebook messaging 🙂 From sarah and Lance
Natalie Wong$20.00Well done on the walk Jane!
Joe Macklin$300.00Great Effort! Love you xx
Jessica Besley$50.00Jo Jane!
Grant & Ele Ludemann$100.00In awe of your determination.
Luzia Müller$300.00Jane, I believe in you, you‘re just the greatest!
Hilary Corkran$50.00Go Jane! Xxx
Anonymous$30.00Wishing you all the best Jane!
Lisa Smith$30.00You are an awesome human!
Anonymous$40.00Dear Jane, I think you're amazing! Go well tomorrow xo
Anonymous$20.00Best of luck Jane!
Kerryn Dillon$30.00Good luck for the walk Jane! And all the best with your health. My mum was diagnosed with OvCa last year and I'd love to see better treatment options made available here in NZ.
A & J McKirdy$100.00
Alice Elgar$20.00Keep it up Jane - have been thinking of you.
Eskdale Halversons$50.00Great work, Jane! Hope you smash the 90 min target on Sunday!
Julia Matheson$100.00Great work Jane. All the best for Sunday xx
Sue Kanani$20.00l would like to support by this simple donation
Anonymous$20.00All the best for your walk Jane xx
Asra Khatija$100.00Love you for all you are Jane. Best of luck my friend on your 10k trek
Anonymous$50.00You’re an inspiration!!
Anonymous$50.00Such a terrible disease that urgently needs a cure !
Lou Beckingsale$30.00Go well Jane x Lou
Danielle Ross$300.00We're proud to back a fellow optometrist in such a fantastic cause - we wish you all the best with the event Jane! From the entire team at OCULA
Lynley and Clarke Halverson$50.00With Stella at your side you will get across the finish line.
Keren Dravitzki$30.00Enjoy the training and the event. I'd join you if I wasn't so far away xx
Anonymous$50.00Go Jane!! You are strong and determined so I'm sure you'll bet the 1.5 hour goal!
Susana Canfield$200.00You go Jane!❤️ Thank you for all you do for all of us.
Theresa Cowen$30.00Go, Jane! Admire your dedication 🙂