On Sunday 6th November 2022, the incredible mother-daughter duo, Colleen and Maddie, took on the 10km Canberra Times Fun Run and raised $7,000 for GI cancer research!
Colleen’s husband Justin was recently diagnosed with bile duct cancer, a very rare form of cancer that starts in the cells lining the ducts that carry bile between the liver, gall bladder and bowel.
“Justin has a very rare cancer that we have never heard of before. It took 4 weeks of tests and a triage of doctors to figure out what it was. But there is much research around it and many trials, including the immunotherapy trial drug that Justin is on. We have hope and we fight,” says Colleen.
With the support of friends and family, Colleen and Maddie decided to take on the fun run to raise funds and awareness for this rare cancer.
Their heart-warming story was also picked up and featured in The Canberra Times.
“We had an amazing day running for my hubby and cancer awareness! We are very proud of everyone that has supported us and our fundraising achievements. We hope in some small way this will help others in our situation.”
We are so grateful to Colleen, Maddie and all their friends and family for their incredible support to improve treatment options for patients, now and into the future.