Dialog Box


Why Donna is running City2Sea

Donna and her family

By Donna Nottage

I'm Donna. I’m 32, married with two young boys (aged one and three) and I was shockingly diagnosed with brain cancer on January 17 this year, following a seizure on Christmas Eve. 

I have a grade three anaplastic astrocytoma in my right frontal lobe. I've been through surgery, where they removed a cyst and did a biopsy of the tumour. Then followed 30 sessions of radiation therapy, where I lost the majority of my hair. Now, I’m mid-chemo treatment with round five of 12 just completed. 

The prognosis for this type of cancer is not good, but I'm doing everything in my power to fight it, including participating in events like this year’s City2Sea, trying to raise more awareness for a very under-funded disease. Hopefully one day our fundraising efforts will have helped find "the cure". 

I would greatly appreciate anything you could donate to spur on all these walkers, runners, and little bubs being pushed in prams, who are joining me on this fun run.

All while raising funds, and equally as important, awareness, to help fight this disease.

From the bottom of my heart I thank you and I wish more than anything that no one else ever gets effected by this diagnosis.

Sadly, however, I know this won't be the case, with brain cancer killing more children than any disease, and more adults under 40 than any other cancer.

Please help me and my fellow walkers and runners help Cure Brain Cancer Foundation by giving whatever you can. The more people that know about Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, the greater their impact.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot.

Donna's City2Sea Run