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Team Tarns

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Craig Endres for "Tanya Laurence"

  • $7,520.00 donated
  • 69 generous donors

To raise funds for Tanya I will be donating $1 per hour of training I do from now until the event on the 2nd March 2019.

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Last year while preparing to compete in the NZ master squash nationals a group of us received a message from Tanya saying that she wouldn't be attending due to health problems. She had just been diagnosed with some unknown cancer. Getting this news was a shock to all of us who know her.

She started up a facebook group to keep us all informed on her diagnosis, treatments and family activities. To date she has had to undergo numerous sessions of chemo etc to battle the disease. It was a hard read most of the time but the posts always had a positive spin on them. Live in the moment, Say I love you to the people close to you, Laugh don't cry, Stay positive.

I have wanted to do more than just put Like emojis, happy emojis and sad emojis on her posts as they seemed not to be enough. I have wanted to do something more tangible to help her and her family, as have a lot of other people who know Tanya.

So I have entered the 2019 Taupo Ironman and my plan is to raise funds so that people who know Tanya and G can help them along their way in their battle.

Use of Funds:

The money will be given to Tanya. She can use it for the purchase of unfunded medicines, family trips or to cancer research. I will leave that for her and G to decide. I want to raise 10K-20K if possible.

Page created by:

Craig Endres


Tanya is a masters squash buddy who was diagnosed last year with a very rare and very aggressive Leiomyosarcoma cancer. To help support her, her husband Graham and 2 children I have entered the 2019 Taupo Ironman and want to raise funds to help them in their battle to fight this cancer.

All funds raised benefit:

Tanya Laurence

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Craig Endres on behalf of Tanya Laurence.

“Week 13. Back to a biggish week before the Rotorua 1/2 IM next weekend. 12hrs 48min.”
“Week 14. 8hrs. Another rest week. Coach must be feeling sorry for me.”
“Week 15. 10hrs 41min. A bit of a rest and recovery week after a couple of big weeks.”
“Week 16. 13hrs 50min. As big week for various reasons. Managed to fit in a boys weekends as well.”
“Week 17. 13hrs 57 min. A biggish week”
“Week 18. 10hrs his week”
“Week 19. 9hrs”
“Good on you Craig. It’s wonderful of you to help a friend in such need. Lots of love & best wishes for the event.”
“What you are doing is an awesome way to help Tarns and her family. Thanks for giving us all a way to also support her. Best wishes for the training and for the event itself x x :-)”
“Week 20. 8hrs this week”
  • $7,520.00 donated
  • 69 generous donors

$7,520 donated



This cause page was created on 02 Oct 2018 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 20 Mar 2019.

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