100km Challenge for Sandy! | Coomera Anglican College

100km Challenge for Sandy!

Coomera Anglican College Year Eight student Jessica McConville has just completed a 100km running challenge to raise awareness for Bowel Cancer.

On discovering a close friend of the family, was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer in June, Jess wanted to do something to help, so she and her Dad came up with the idea of running 100kms  - 10kms for 10 weeks ‘ for Sandy’!

Sandra Brant (Sandy) a Coomera Anglican College mum, has been diagnosed with an incurable & terminal Bowel Cancer at the young age of 40!  Fit, Young and healthy, with no history of bowel cancer, Sandy did not fit the typical profile of this disease.  Sandra has an aggressive, stage 4 cancer that has metastasised and unfortunately there is no cure for her. Sandy’s friends say that in true ‘Sandra Style’ she is now focusing on ‘living’ rather than ‘dying’ and is putting in all the research and work to heal and ensure a quality of life for her and her family.

Jess, has raised over $2000 which will go towards therapies for Sandy.

Jess said “This run means a lot to me because my friend’s mum was recently diagnosed with cancer. My dad and I wanted to raise both money and awareness so we decided that we would run 100km over 10 weeks, alongside Sandra’s chemotherapy. Even though we were raising money, it was also a great bonding experience for dad and I. We thoroughly enjoyed this fantastic event and we loved all the support for Sandra. The one thing that I would say to everyone is to get a cancer test now! Thank you once again everyone for all the encouragement!”

To read more about Sandy’s story and to donate please go to https://au.gofundme.com/f/plea...