Neuroblastoma Australia’s 7th annual Run2Cure will take place on Sunday 2 June in the picturesque surrounds of the Domain and Royal Botanic Gardens. This charity event raises money for children like Nicholas Forwoood of Turramurra, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma just after turning two years old. His family was told there was only a 50% chance of survival, necessitating a grueling treatment plan which started immediately.
North Shore Mums is a proud Media Partner of this fun event, which raises money for vital research into the devastating children’s cancer, neuroblastoma – the number one cause of cancer deaths in children under 5 years of age.
Nicholas endured eight rounds of chemotherapy, major 12-hour surgery, stem cell harvesting, a bone marrow transplant and a dozen cycles of radiotherapy under anaesthesia. He then did six months of clinical trial immunotherapy.
Now aged eight and in Year 2 at school, Nicholas still has some tumours, and undergoes regular scans to ensure they remain stable. However, his mum Ursula says he is doing well, enjoying school and getting on with life.
She is quick to raise the importance of more funding for research, not just to find a cure, but to improve treatment options, because current toxic treatments often have lifelong side effects.
In Nicholas’ case, he has partial hearing loss, is a lot smaller than other kids his age, has an increased risk of secondary cancer, as well as increased risk of kidney, liver and heart failure. It is expected he’ll also have a shorter life span.
His family, including his ever-supportive older brother and sister, Luke and Charlotte, are looking forward to taking part in the Run2Cure to raise awareness of this insidious disease and encourage other families to become involved.
Ursula says that aside from the run, Nicholas particularly enjoyed the huge range of kids’ activities at last year’s Run2Cure and can’t wait to check them out this year.
Run2Cure: Sunday 2 June
One of Neuroblastoma Australia’s biggest fundraising events is the Annual Run2Cure and it will be taking place again this year Sunday 2 June in the picturesque surrounds of the Domain and Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
The aim of Run2Cure is to raise important funds for vital research at the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia and Cancer Council NSW into, neuroblastoma – the number one cause of cancer deaths in children under 5 years of age.
More than just a fun run for all ages and abilities, Run2Cure includes a huge array of family entertainment.
Kids under five love the chance to dress up as their favourite superheroes to take part in the 1km Little Heroes walk. Parents can push their babies in prams in this event. There are also timed 3km, 5km and 10km distances, and this year the brand new 1km Junior Dash for kids aged six to nine will join the line-up of events.
Participants are encouraged to register for the event as individuals, families or groups and help fundraise for the event – with donations directly supporting much-needed research into this greatly underfunded form of cancer.
The average age of children being diagnosed with neuroblastoma is just 2 years of age and children with the most aggressive form of the disease only have a 50% chance of beating the disease.
Get 15% off Registration
Neuroblastoma Australia’s 7th annual Run2Cure will take place on Sunday 2 June in the picturesque surrounds of the Domain and Royal Botanic Gardens. So gather your friends and family, and enjoy fun day out!
Until this Mother’s Day, Sunday 12 May, North Shore Mums can get 15% of all registrations.
Use code NSM15 at checkout.