Why I’m Walking for Lifehouse
A healthy life not utilised, is wasted.
Unhealthy is much more fun…
Until you’ve heard the words ‘It’s cancer’ from the mouths of family or friends.
Then healthy becomes the only thing you care about.
Three out of the five members of my immediate family have survived The Big C.
Selfishly, I’m doing the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse 28km Walk with Lifehouse Coastal Trek later this month because I’m an inaugural member of an amazing group of humans called Lyndal’s Pink Gems who also share a tenuous relationship with Cancer.
We’ve been ‘in training’ now for a couple of months (in between life’s many distractions).
We’re hoping to complete the course in about 5 hours or so, but we’re not as interested in time taken, as we are in time spent. Together.
My team: Lyndal’s Pink Gems
Captains extraordinaire Christie and JA will ensure everyone is together and supported as needs arise.
Jodie’s handbag will contain the essentials, and while a few will be orienting themselves with a camelbak for the first time, all will be focused on propelling each other towards successful conquering of an unknown terrain with a smile and a strong sense of purpose.
Much like everyone’s journey with The Big C.
We won’t have our wonderful support crew by our side on this particular venture, but we will have each other and that means more wonderful and memorable moments made and shared.
We do have 28 kilometres of Royal National Park to cover afterall!
Warning: This is where I ask you for your loose change
So….if you are able to support an amazing group of humans at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse treat people, not just cancer, please help us raise funds by DONATING HERE
Every dollar makes sense.