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Beating The Track For Brain Cancer


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I am walking the length of NZ on the Te Araroa Trail beginning in September to raise $50,000 for Brain Tumour Support NZ.

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Last year at age 33, I was suddenly found to have a very large aggressive brain tumour. The doctors “threw the book at me” with major brain surgery and then 15 months of harsh radiation and chemo treatment. Amazingly for my type of cancer, I am well and know how lucky I am to still be here.

I have seen how people struggle to find the support and hope they need and so I really want to raise awareness and funds for the Brain Tumour Support NZ. This trust started last year due to the severe lack of information and support for brain tumour patients and their families.

I am setting off on a fundraising walk -doing the Te Araroa Trail with a small support team.

I am starting with Cape Reinga to Wellington between September and December this year, then early next year completing the South Island.

I hope to show others that:

“There is courage to be found even in the darkest places, we can be optimistic after devastating

diagnoses, it’s possible to come back and achieve amazing things and above all, there’s always hope. Also, I know I am one of the lucky ones who has been given the chance to make a difference and I don't want to waste that.

Our goal for the walk is to raise $50,000 for Brain Tumour Support NZ so they have more resources to support people and their families/whanau after a devastating diagnosis. I know from my own experience how much difference this support can make.

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Latest update

Changed Goal  12 August 2020

Posted by: Kate Coatsworth

The initial $100,000 goal was for all money raised and the give a little was meant to be half of that... sorry for any confusion that may have been caused ❤️

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Mayor Grant
Mayor Grant 4 hours ago
Well done Kate and supporters. Was wonderful to welcome you into Palmy and walk a small section of the River track with you. All the best... Mayor Grant Smith. Palmerston North City
$100
Ruth
Ruth 1 day ago
In memory of Peter Hislop... a lovely man with a lovely family, gone too soon xxx
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Leonie
Leonie 2 days ago
Brave Kate🌸, our daughter Wendy would have walked beside you.... our love and good wishes😘xx
$100
Anna
Anna 3 days ago
Australian tax refund!!!!
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Debbie
Debbie 5 days ago
$20

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