I’m taking part in Stride4Stroke to help prevent, treat and beat stroke!
This is going to be one of the hardest challenges of my life, both physically and emotionally. I'm honouring my incredible mum Jayne by fundraising in November. The timing is perfect so that I can do this to celebrate her first heavenly birthday on 7th November.
Mum was stolen away from us in January of this year by one of Australia's devastating killers - brain aneurysm and subsequent strokes.
Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability.
In Australia currently, 12% of people say they won’t have exercised this week. One million strokes a year globally are linked to physical inactivity. One of the things we can do to reduce our risk of stroke, or secondary stroke, is to keep active.
So this November I’m taking part in Stride4Stroke to raise vital funds and awareness for Stroke Foundation.
Stroke Foundation is committed to raising community awareness about stroke and stroke prevention, advocating for increased access to specialised stroke treatment and rehabilitation care, and supporting research into innovative treatments for the benefit of all Australians.
Please join me in my fight against stroke today by donating and helping share my story.
Thank you in advance.
Radio GaGaA fabulous bit of spruiking for the Stroke Foundation and Stride4Stroke, live on ABC radio this morning. Head to around the 1 hr 35-minute mark:
But wait, there's more...
Knee DeepI'm well into this challenge now and have been posting live updates on my Facebook page for anyone who follows me on there.
D DayToday is the day. I had a restless night thinking of plans and music and movies, but mostly thinking about Mum. She would be rolling her eyes at how crazy this challenge is (I mean, 19 hours straight!) but would be one of my biggest supporters.
22 Hour Countdown!Less than 24 hours to go until the start of my personal challenge, Jaunt4Jayne.
Oh My GoodnessI am absolutely blown away by the most incredible support from my sponsors, people I love who believe in me.
Getting PreppedFirstly I need to thank the most amazing people who have sponsored me so far. I sincerely appreciate your generosity and support.
Four Week CountdownIn exactly four weeks my physical challenge will begin.
Sing, Sing a SongMany people may not know this but my mum was a rock chick in her younger years. She busted out the tunes with her band, performing all over Germany (yes really). She had an amazing voice, which I loved listening to when she would sing me songs.
A Big Deep BreathWhen my mum collapsed and was rushed via Air Ambulance to Hobart, the first thing I did was take a
So far I have helped Stroke Foundation deliver…
Advice and support from a health professional on StrokeLine
Stroke recovery packs to 3 survivors of stroke.
Training to a StrokeSafe volunteer to deliver community talks.
Funding to stroke researchers to find the next game-changer in stroke.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Kulani, Miheli, And Suvani
Paul, Georgie & Willow Byers
Shannon, Dean, Ammi, Rhys And Elijah Hodgetts
Upali Mapitigama Arachchige
Andy And Audrey Hynds
Craig & Tina Boon
David Patrick Mohr
Martin And Libbie Spohn