Sarah’s Squad

Supporting Breast Cancer Research

I'm putting my foot down to stop breast cancer in its tracks!

A note for my Wife

On Dec 18, Our life as we knew it was changed forever. Sarah was told that she had Stage 4 breast cancer and that it had metastasised and spread to her lymph nodes and bones. Unfortunately, this is not curable, but it is highly treatable.

 

Sarah is a highly devoted mother to our 3 beautiful children, Eva 9, Isla 7 and Max 3. If she isn’t at work as a Client Manager for Woodards Real estate then she is taking the girls to Netball, Basketball and juggling to take all 3 to birthday parties or play dates at the park. She lives a very active social life many say. She has many friendship groups including lifelong friends still from kindergarten and primary school. She has lived her whole life in Sunbury and has worked in many suburbs in the West. This means we rarely go out and not see someone that Sarah knows, we often have friends say, “you know everyone Sarah”. Much like Sarahs family she is well regarded and well liked across our community. And if there was ever a time to prove that that is now.

 

We have just celebrated our 10-year anniversary however not in the way we had planned but just as special, nonetheless.

 

Sarah was diagnosed with the Her2 tiple positive cancer. This type we know is a very common type amongst younger women under 40. There is a lot of light shun on older women or men that are more likely to get breast cancer. However, if there is one thing that I have learnt in all this it is that cancer does not discriminate. Sarah one day decided to check her breasts and was left shocked and worried when she felt something she hadn’t felt before. Unlike some, she immediately had it checked. Sarah had a 3cm lump that potentially had formed over many months.

 

At that point, time proceeded to fly very quickly. it was within a matter of just 10 days from when she found the lump to when we were told that she was stage 4. During that period, she had a Mammogram, and Ultrasounds, a Pet Scan and multiple blood tests. As you can imagine this turned our lives completely upside down. We went through the emotional roller coaster that cancer causes everyone, however Sarah has kept being the positive strong women she is even continuing to work to provide for the family even as she attended the Peter Mac centre for treatment.

 

Sarah has a long battle ahead of her. Because of her diagnosis she will need to continue treatment every 3 weeks for the remainder of her life. We have had a massive overwhelming response from family and friends, and we will never be able to thank everyone enough for their support.

 

While she is continuing to battle for time, I am going to put all my effort into fighting this beast, to give her and everyone effected by breast cancer the forever they deserve. This can only happen with the treatments like what Sarah is receiving. The treatments can only happen from the research the amazing people do to create them, and the research can only happen from all the generosity of others through fundraising and awareness.

 

This year we have called to arms everyone that Sarah has touched in her life to join us for the Mother’s Day classic to help raise funds and awareness to fight breast cancer. 

Tragically, 57 Australians are diagnosed with breast cancer every day. 12 Australians lose their lives to these awful diseases every day.

 

Please help and support me and our family by joining us and or donate to our team.

The funds raised go directly to research for a cure and to give everyone the forever they deserve.

Support our efforts in the 2024 Mother’s Day Classic!

Our team is participating in the Mother's Day Classic, Sunday 12 May!

Together, we'll be lacing up our running shoes and taking a step forward for women's cancer research, and we'd really love your support!

We're walking the talk and joining the Mother’s Day Classic to help raise funds and awareness to fight breast and ovarian cancers.  

Tragically, 12 Australians lose their lives to these awful diseases every day. 

Please make a donation today to support our team. There’s only one way to stop breast and ovarian cancers - together!

Thank you for supporting our team.

Thank you to our Sponsors

$1.06k

Tom Calleja

Sending love to you and your family

$530

Woodards Pascoe Vale

$500

Emma Hazeldene

$212

Rod Peirce

A great cause Michael. Well done.

$212

Helen & Mark

With you 100% of the way. Such a strong, beautiful family. All our love from the Ryan's.

$200

Boost Juice Sunbury

$150

James Boland

$111

White Family

Wishing you and your family all the best Sarah. Cheers, Stroppa

$106

Sj & Tom

$106

Meaghan Lake

What a beautiful gesture girls. My mum just had major surgery with her 3rd round of breast cancer. It's a savage thing and every bit counts. Much love ❤️

$106

Lee Kooijman

Stay strong and look after yourself.

$106

Meow Meow

Well done and good luck with the walk

$106

Ken Fickel

$106

Grace Di Geronimo

Dear Clare and Livinia what a beautiful thing to do for your niece Sarah. I wish Sarah all the best and pray for her to have a speedy recovery in her fight against this terrible disease. Thinking of you all during this time lots of love Grace xxx❤️😘

$106

Therese Arthurson

$106

Nick Anderson

Well done Mick.

$106

Mark Williams

$106

Hendry Family

$106

Michael O’connell

Hi Sarah, great initiative from you. Wishing you well from the O’Connells

$106

Dr Maree And Wayne Withers

Run Forrest Run (Good onya Mick👏)

$106

Naomi Miller

You guys have got this ... #teamsarah

$100

Caitlin

Let’s go!! ❤️

$100

Michael Tabone

$100

Rachael Powell

$100

Greg Wilkinson

Well done Clare

$100

Shane Mclauchlan

Good luck mick

$85

Caitlin Wallace

$68

Annmaree Ennis

$65

Darragh Mcgovern

$62

Laura Ellenby

$58

Emma Racky

Sending lots of love, Nick, Emma and Olive x

$58

Frank Restuccia

So proud of you

$58

Stephanie Taylor

$58

Sandra Grima

Dear Lisa, Well done on participating in such a great cause! All the best of luck in reaching your goal! Love Sandra, Nigel and family xx

$58

Trish

You go you 💪🏼 Riley Girls 🩷 L 🩷 C 🩷

$58

Kirbie Trebilcock

$58

Michelle Mackay

$58

Justine & Garreth Phillips

Good Luck Mick! Xxx

$58

Paul Mckay

$58

Liz Dimitroff

You’re an amazing young woman Sarah. I watch your posts/stories on social media and am seriously in awe of your strength and positivity. You go girl… kick this crap disease in the butt xx

$58

Cathy Mckenna

$58

Julie Riley

Our thoughts are with you Sarah. Hope you’re feeling ok. xx

$58

Anonymous

Sending you and your family all of my love and support. Please give Sarah a hug from me. It’s been a long while since we’ve seen one another but she won’t be leaving my thoughts any time soon.

$58

Ben Lukic

$58

David Ennis

$58

Glenn M

$58

Sophie Dillon

Such a great cause Louise ❤️❤️

$56

Clare Hermans

$55

Stephen Beirne

$55

Kath Streete

Proud of you Brod and team 💗💗

$55

Cherie Machowicz

Proud of you Lisa. Well done!!

$53

Marie

💚🙏🏻🥰 you are amazing Louise

$53

Carolyn Arney

A great cause.

$53

Jessica Bonacini

$53

Melissa Smillie

$53

Nicole Sanza

$53

Kim Cutting

$53

Ross Lea

Happy to you and your family during this time 👍🏻

$53

Lisa Leask

Always so kind helping others my beautiful friend! Go get em’ Laura and BT. Big love to Sarah and her family. Xx

$41

Dannielle Alkemade

$39

Jessica Goss

$32

Debbie S

Awesome work Louise

$32

Nicole Buttigieg

So proud of you Louise!

$32

Felicity Navuni

$32

Mauz

Great work Laura, for a great cause 🩷

$32

Kelly Grech

Sending love & prayers 😘

$32

Carol Franceschi

$32

Rosanna

❤️

$32

Kirsten Sullivan

Wishing you both all the best for the run and more importantly for your fight

$32

Alberto Gorgioski

Well done Mick! Great cause!

$32

Lisa Grech

Sending lots of love 🩷

$32

Mariangela Galtieri

$32

Aprile Marangos

$32

Steve Hildebrand

Congrats Mick, great cause, I lost my mum to this this cancer Well done mate

$32

Trish Campbell-burns

$32

Khayla Beams

$32

Leigh Mahady

Well done Louise. You're a champion 🏆

$32

Natalie Chaplin

Great job Eva! 💕

$32

Natalie Chaplin

Amazing effort Isla! 💗

$32

Kylie

Well done! Thinking of all of those affected by this disease. X

$30

Louise Goss

$30

Ashleigh Delmastro

$28

Chloe Goss

$27

Melissa Caumont

Hope you raise heaps Clare xx

$25

Jess Braszell

$21

Emily Bartlett

❤️

$21

Jen Panos

Sending love and support 🌸

$21

Jo Pangalos

$21

Lillianne North

Way to go Laura!!!

$21

Tim Nankervis

$21

Kylie Smith

You go ladies…. What a cause for such a beautiful friend

$21

Genine Legudi Stivala

All the best Laura !

$21

Fiona Wilson

$21

Belinda Best

Good luck and I hope you smash the fundraiser xxx

$21

Annette Michelle Volkov

$21

Sandra Jenkins

$21

Mick Hanneberry

👏👍Good luck Mick

$20

Michelle R

Great job Clare and livinia xxx

$20

Paige Bentley

$20

Pat

$11

Vanessa Axiak

Good luck Lou-Lou ❤️

$11

Kylie Benbow

Awesome effort Clare & Livinia xx ❤️

$11

Kylie Smith

Go missy A… the smiths are so proud of you all, supporting the best of friends.

$11

Kylie Smith

You enjoy the ride mumma gives you, standing side by side for such a beautiful friend…

$9

Sallyanne Bentley

$8

Nicole Roberts

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