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June is taking a hike for Mums with Cancer

Supporting Mummy's Wish

Mummy's Wish

Mummy's Wish Hike

I am walking up ANZAC Hill on the 16th October at 8.30am in memory of my eldest daughter, Annette Azzopardi (27/10/1979 - 12/03/2019) who was born and raised in Alice Springs until she was 20 years old and to raise awareness and support for Mummy's Wish.

Annette was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in 2017. During her cancer treatment, she was supported by the charity Mummy's Wish who support 1000's of mums with cancer every year by providing tailored practical support. Annette was grateful for regular house cleaning while she was recovering from treatment and her two young boys were given recordable teddy bears so they could listen to Mummy's voice when she was in Brisbane for treatment and they missed her the most.

In mid-2018, Annette was given the all clear and to celebrate being healthy again her and husband Alan hiked Walsh’s Pyramid in Gordonvale (922m altitude and 7km long - not an easy hike for the fittest person, let alone someone recovering from cancer!). She was astounded she raised over $3,000 for Mummy's Wish!

Devastatingly, Annette's cancer returned four weeks after her Pyramid Hike and she passed away three months later.

Mummy's Wish were so moved by Annette's story and courage they have made Annette's Pyramid hike a national 'Take a hike for Mummy's Wish' fundraiser - encouraging people around Australia during the month of October to take steps in memory of those lost, take steps in celebration of those who have survived, and take steps to support the mums, families and children who have been left behind. 

I love Annette more than words can describe and I miss her dearly. By hiking ANZAC Hill, I can share Annette's story, courage and strength with the Alice Springs community and create more memories of my wonderful daughter even though she can't be here to walk with me anymore. 

Thank you for your contribution and support.

To read Annette's story, go to the Mummy's Wish web site: https://mummyswish.org.au/mums-stories/annettes-story-take-a-hike-for-cancer/

 

Help to reach the goal of $3,000

$3,768 raised

Donations Received

Logo Photo Michele Turk
$102
Logo Photo Kerrie Gamble
Sorry couldn't do the walk but was thinking of you June. Looks like a great turnout xo
$25
Logo Photo Cassandra Wallace
$51
Logo Photo Grant Ohlmus
$102
Logo Photo Robyn Simon & Skye Pentland
Amazing achievement walking with you this morning June, & sharing the kind & generous spirit of our community for a terrific cause. Well Done !
$51
Logo Photo Angelique Glasson
Loved doing the walk with you this morning June. Like I said to you not many people I will climb steep hills for but you are one of them. Sending big hugs 💕
$102
Logo Photo Amy & David Greig
Great cause and awesome effort June!
$51
Logo Photo Mandy Bonanni
$102
Logo Photo Anonymous
$51
Logo Photo Tobin & Minnu K
$81
Logo Photo Loraine Braham
Take care June.
$256
Logo Photo Kerry Thompson
$25
Logo Photo Matt Roberts
$25
Logo Photo Jenny Mostran
$102
Logo Photo Judith Dona
Well done June. X
$102
Logo Photo Louise Dona
Well done June.
$102
Logo Photo Paul Cilka
Well done June , I’ll be walking with you , such a great cause.
$307
Logo Photo Anonymous
$51
Logo Photo Sam Walker
Thankyou for sharing your story with me. Goodluck on your walk :)
$20
Logo Photo David Fry
Good luck, great cause!
$15

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