City to Bay Run for Mum

About the Event

LUKE'S STORY

'Roughly 4,000 Australians die from bowel cancer each year. I'm raising money for The Jodi Lee Foundation and all that they do to raise awareness and prevent bowel cancer. I’d love your support for running the ‘City to Bay’ half marathon in Adelaide on 15 Sept - a first for me and there’s not much time left to train!  

Why? Because my mum is being treated for bowel cancer at the moment.

This news caught me and the rest of my family wildly off guard - complicated by the fact Mum had just got a new job in Tasmania - and it had a massive emotional affect on me. She had a big operation in January and has just finished 6 months of chemo, then there’s another operation at the end of September. Hopefully then everything will be finished. 

It’s been a hard year but it's great that the free national screening test picked something up soon enough to be able to fix it and she’s going to be OK. Another reason for choosing this charity is that Nick Lee, who set up The JLF charity 9 years ago in memory of his wife Jodi who died of bowel cancer when she was just 41, is an old scholar of my school and he’s come and given talks like he does with lots of schools and companies. 

This is something I am really passionate about. If you are able to make a donation of any size, that would be fantastic. The more funds for the JLF, the more they can do to raise awareness and prevent bowel cancer. More people doing the test will mean more people being treated early and successfully. So please also spread the word by sharing my fundraising page as widely as possible. Whilst it may not seem like the greatest year for our family, we count ourselves as very lucky - all thanks to a free test. 

Thank you in advance for your support, it means a lot and will definitely keep me motivated me when I am getting tired during the run!'

 

Luke Robertson

$4,703

Raised of $4,000 Goal

Donations

Recent Donations

From Amount Message
sara neville $88 Outstanding effort Luke...donation on behalf of the boarding students.
Rachael Hill $40 Well done Luke! You are awesome!!!!!
Fiona Macfadyen $40 From the Macfadyens
Anonymous $75 Love from Jo, Simon, Ben and George
Gilly Greaves $30 Absolute admiration for your efforts and dedication. Well done!! With much love from Gilly, Georgina & Hannah xxx
Saints $50 An amazing effort! Congratulations on your fundraising and fabulous time. You are an inspiration Luke! The Spibys
Julia Richards $50 Luke we know you have run this today and we are so impressed with how you've supported your amazing mum and your family. Well done you! From all the Richards
Anonymous $100 Good luck Luke!
Anthea Bowler $20 Well done Luke. Enjoy the run on Sunday. Your mum must be very proud of you.
Family Crawford $40 Best of luck, Luke! You are great inspiration for all boys in the boarding house.
Simon Robertson $50 Good luck Luke from The Robbos xxx
Anonymous $120 Good Luck with the run Lad, you are an inspiration to many.
Marcus Tremellen $125 Run hard bromigo
M R Colsey $50 Hi Luke, Really pleased to have the opportunity to support you (and your mum) and JLF. Every step you take on Sunday is a step forward in addressing bowel cancer. Well done. MRC
Chris Lienert $40 Awesome effort Luke. Good luck with the run.
Cate Behenna $50 Good luck Luke and well done on raising money for such a worthy cause! Cate
Anonymous $50 Go Luke ! But take it easy and enjoy the run! It's a wonderful thing you're doing for your mum and to help other people, and we're very proud of you. Love from grandma and grandpa xx
Anonymous $15 I think this is a great thing you're doing. I knew Jodi and even though I was only young when she passed away I will always remember how she inspired and loved those in her life. I know it's only $15 but that's literally all I've got in my account right now and when get payed I guarantee I will be donating more. Good luck and I hope your mum is doing well xxx
Jacqui Jenkins $50 All the best Luke. Run hard
Robert POPE $100 Amazing Effort Luke - sending huge support and love - the Popes UK
Anonymous $500 Good luck Luke and I wish your mum a speedy recovery.
Sylvia Hillier $50 Well done Luke! All the Best, have a great run! The Hillier Family
School & Allen House $50 We are right behind you Luke! Ray, Ash, Maddie & Macie.
Kathy Pengelly $40 Awesome Effort Luke, we are more than happy to donate to a cause very close to our hearts. Sending Lots of Love xx
Liz Campbell $100 Good lucknLuke!
Yvonne Ledger $10 Enjoy the run Luke - you’ll nail it & your mum will be proud too we’re sure.
Ben Bleby $50 Good on you Luke - keep it up!
Kate Robertson $180 Good luck Luke! Love Gramps xx
Aller Mentor $140 Amazing fundraising efforts Luke for an amazing cause. The past and present members of the Aller Mentor are with you regardless of whether your still with us!
Da Costa House $40 Great work Luke and Jack! Da Costa House fully supports and is hugely impressed with Luke and Jack's efforts to raise funds and awareness for this cause.
Sara Neville $50 All the best Luke!
Mr $100 Fantastic Luke - Well Done on this initiative - With you all the way Chris & Vic xx
Elkedra Station $120 Thank you (and Mum) for being brave and sharing your families story. We will run with you, in spirit, from the NT.
Marie Daziani $50 Good luck, Luke!
Amanda Wynne-Jones $25 Go lLuke !
Keeah Ness $120 Best of luck Luke :) xx
Christine Nightingale $25 Wishing you a great fun run Luke and best wishes to Mum in her recovery. Chrisse: Old Collegians RUFC
Luke van Trigt $25 Well done mate. I had the absolute pleasure of working with your Mum at the University of Adelaide. It was a huge loss to the Uni and in particular our branch when she moved on. Your Mum is certainly a fighter and I'm positive she is extremely proud of you. Good luck and Kate, we are all thinking of you.
Kerry James $25 I also had the privilege of working with your mum Luke. She is a wonderful person and wish her and the family all the best during this difficult time. I lost my mum in 2008 to bowel cancer, she was 68 years old. Had she had the chance to do the free test she may still be with us. This is a wonderful thing you are doing and all the best with the run and for raising funds for this important cause.
Leah Grantham $100 Luke, your Mum is a wonderful woman and I feel so lucky to know her and call her my friend. And you are a star for raising money for the Jodi Lee Foundation and sharing Kate's story in this way. We might see you on the track! Leah, Adrian, Jude and Olivia Grantham
Paddy Weir $100 Good on you Luke for doing this for your Mum and others that are suffering bowel cancer. I imagine this has been incredibly stressful for you all, so it is wonderful you are doing something so positive. Wishing your Mum a speedy recovery; good luck for the run and all the best for the future. Sincerely, Paddy Weir (Tim Weir's Mum)
Miranda Starke $100 Well done Luke! Love to Kate!
kdvcreative $50 Such a wonderful challenge to set for yourself and to show support for your Mum, Luke! Enjoy the run - we will be cheering you on from afar! Katherine and Michael Nugent
Jeremy Borgas $50
Hannah Bone $50 Go Luke! And what a lovely mum you’re running for
David, Emma & Kirk Robinson $50 Good luck Luke !
David, Emma & Kirk Robinson $50 Good luck Luke !
Danny Cheb $20 Keep up the great work broski.
Bronwyn Keanie $15 well done Luke! See you at the Fun Run!
David Quan $25 All the best, Robbo! Good on you.
Anonymous $25 Well done Luke. Good on you for getting involved and telling your family's story. All the best for the big day. Rebecca Foster
Rlaine Ehmann $120 Go Luke
Fiona Brady $30 Well done Luke! The Bradys
David Lamitie $75 Go get'em Luke! Kate's strength is an inspiration. Good luck and love to the Robertsons - David, Teri and Sergent.
Anonymous $120 With all our love!
Jack Lee $50 Good work Luke, keep up the great stuff. From Jack & Nick Lee.
Dan Chesbrough $40 Good luck Luke, great effort xx
Will Seaton $50 Well done Lukey. Love your work
Lee Walker $50 Well done Luke! Love from the Walker family
Kay Fyfe $100 A top effort Luke to help raise the profile of Bowel Cancer. You are showing a great strength of character as this silent disease impacts your family at present. Good luck to you in the run. Glad to see your Mum is on the road to recovery and no doubt she will be cheering you on from the sidelines. Sending hugs from SA and best wishes to Kate for a full recovery x x
Emily Drewniak $25 Great stuff Luke! Big hugs to your Mum.
Kate Clementson $40 Good luck Luke we are all cheering for you and the family ! Send our love to mum. From Josh, Kate, Amy . Morris and Louis.
Anonymous $200
Georgie Upton $50 Fantastic effort Luke!
George, Jodie, Tom, Kate & Stella Mocatta $50 What an amazing young man you are Luke. Wishing you all the best for your first half marathon. You'll do us all proud. Love the Mocattas xxx
Alex Nemer $10 ❤️❤️❤️
Helen Moore $40
Anonymous $50 Well done for doing this Luke!
Angus Davidson $25 Love you robbo ❤️❤️❤️
Jack Kelsh $50 Best of luck Luke. Great to see you raising funds for a close cause.
susan lewis $10 Good luck!