The forever kind of friend

ACRF, Australian Cancer Research Foundation, cancer charity, Cancer Research, cancer fun run, cancer research fundraising, Cancer Research Grants, Challenge, charity challenge, charity foundation, HBF Run for a Reason, Run for a Reason, donate to charity, Fighting cancer, Funding research, Types of cancer, Running for Cancer Research, PerthACRF supporter, Brett will be participating in Perth’s Run for a Reason in memory of his best friend Steph.

“Twenty years ago, at 18 years old, Steph and I met through a friend and grew close from that day on. We were quite similar – we both loved to socialise and have fun. We were always laughing and never took life too seriously. Her quick, witty humour was my favourite part about her.

Throughout our years of friendship, I would have to say, she helped shape me into the person I am today.

Just under two years ago, Steph found out she had bowel cancer. It was devastating news but we thought, since she was young, her chances of survival would be good. They weren’t. When the tests came in we were told she had stage four cancer and it had already spread throughout her body.

Steph, being the trooper that she was, fought a hard eight months and went through 20 rounds of chemo before passing last year. And she did it all with the utmost grace, I will always admire that.

I decided to raise funds for cancer research because I felt I had to do something to help. This is the first time in my life that something like this has happened. Before Steph, I’d never lost anyone close to me.

I believe it’s so important to support cancer research. Cancer is such and cruel and unforgiving disease and until it affects you or a loved one, you don’t realise how important it is to improve early detection and treatments for patients.

This is my first running event. Since Steph’s passing, I was looking for a way to play some part in raising money for cancer research and Run for a Reason seemed like the perfect opportunity.

Thank you to all my generous friends and family who have been so keen to support me.

I hope that, by sharing this story, I can encourage others to get involved and come together to help end cancer.” – Brett Stubbs-Mills, ACRF supporter

If you would like to show your support for Brett, please click here.

Running season is upon us!

city2surf, running, marathons, teams, charity, cancer research, running for the cure, cancer fundraising, It’s time to tie up those laces and get into a rhythm. There are four great running events coming up in locations across Australia.

If you’re a seasoned runner we hope that you’ll consider running for the ACRF in your next event because it’s runners like you that help fund critical cancer research. And if you’re brand new we want to encourage you to become not just any athlete, but the one that will end cancer.

When you join the ACRF running team you join an amazing group of individuals, some that have run over 10 marathons in a year! The ACRF will also be there to encourage you along the way, providing you with a wealth of resources to help you reach your goals.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact run@acrf.com.au or click here.

Best of luck!

ACRF supporters Run For A Reason and raise over $70,000!

From the serious runners to The Incredible Hulk, thousands of runners hit the pavement to take part in the fifth annual HBF Run For A Reason in Perth on Sunday.

A record number of people took part with nearly 30,000 runners – some in costume, others decked out in t-shirts displaying the faces or names of loved ones they were running for – taking on the 4km and 12km courses.

The ACRF was lucky enough to have 104 runners support cancer research in Australia, with team ACRF raising over $70,000! We would like to send a big thank you to all of our fundraisers for all their hard work and fundraising efforts!

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Running for a Reason

Cancer fun run and cancer fundraisingOn the 27th May 20,100 people ran, walked, jogged and strolled as part of the HBF Run for a Reason in Perth. For each and every person there would be a different reason for their run – perhaps for fun, fitness, as a dare, a challenge or just something to do, but for 31 individuals cancer research was a key part of their reason.

The group of supporters for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) were made up of long time contributors and some new faces all with a connection to cancer research and a reason for doing cancer fundraising alongside their run. For some they were running in support of their loved ones who had conquered cancer, for others they were competing in memory of those they had lost – mothers, fathers, cousins and friends. For Christine, the passion for supporting the ACRF came from the feeling that  “without the research, a cure, or at least more medications to help, would never be found” and for Cynthia it was a “want to do what I can to prevent anyone else in my family having to go through [cancer].” Continue reading “Running for a Reason”