Runnin’ Down a Dream in Robe!

By Carol Collins

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Runnin’ Down a Dream!

Today, more than 53 Australians will be told that they have blood cancer and tomorrow - another 53 families will be devastated by the same news. 

On February 10th I’m signed up to run my first ever half marathon in South Australia’s ‘Robe Run’ in honour of family members, friends, and their family and friends, whose lives have been turned upside down by blood cancer. I’ll be running with all of them in my heart and in my head. Running for David, Tim and Carol who are so dearly missed. Running for Merv and Warren who made it through their treatment and are gratefully living and loving life big. Running for Helen, Pete, Meralyne, Cheryl, Sam, and for others around the country, as well as for those who love them, as they navigate the challenges of blood cancer treatment. Running for the specialists, doctors, nurses and support staff who work so hard and care so much. Running for the researchers who never cease trying to find faster diagnoses and better treatments to save lives. 

I’ve created this page to raise vital funds to help provide the special care that is needed to get families through a blood cancer diagnosis as well as to help fund more game-changing research into this disease. 

Please show me your support by sharing this page with your own message and, if you’re able to, by donating to my fundraising run. 

My Achievements

Congrats! You've hit your goal!

$80 raised - you've given a family a night of emergency accommodation!

You've covered genetic testing!

You've given a family a whole weeks accommodation near treatment

$1,000 raised - you've made a tube gene test with state-of-the-art-technology possible

You've covered 3 months of lab costs for vital blood cancer research

You've fund life changing research for 3 months

Thank you to my Supporters


Janet Heath

To my inspirational sister, well done you!


Kate And Peter


Alex, Oliver, Ingrid & Damien

We're so proud of you Carol. Congratulations on your inspiring run


Kate Hammond

We’re so proud of you!


Barry Lockwood

Good luck with the run


Diane & Catherine Kilpatrick

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Tim would be so proud of you doing this in his memory.


Debra Petrys




Kath Truran


Lyn And Warren Rule

Good luck 😉


Mary Bryson

Run with the breeze and finish well Carol.


Ryan And Monique Brooksby

Good luck! You're amazing!!!




Barbara, Robin, Luke And Kim

Good Luck Carol!!!


Freda And Barry Willis


Lyn And Ian

You will blitz it for sure


David Collins


Dianne Barry

enjoy the run .


Robert Cochrane

Go Carol , Awesome


Jenny And Kevin Campbell

Thank you for running for our loved ones. Strong legs and kind heart Carol! You have got this. xx


Heather Deverson

Good luck, have complete faith in you finishing


Holly Schleyer

You're doing awesome!


Tace Vigliante

Go Carol!!!



I couldn’t love you more or be more thrilled for your wonderful endeavor. 🫂♥️💋


Jacqui & Rob Mckeown

You’ve got this, run well 👍


Sarah, Rob, Cadence And Heath

Amazing!! Run well Lots of love Sarah, Rob and biggest love from Cadence and Heath


Jenny Cooke


Nick M

Keep running up that hill...Kate Bush would be proud.


Sue Knight

Go girl!


Mike And Anna

You're amazing Carol, keep up the training. You're an inspiration to us.


Linda Neale

Go girl Do us and yourself proud Looking forward to hearing how well you did


Julie & Al

A half marathon sounds like lots of steps - we’ll be thinking of you - no pressure 🫶.


Barb Lane

Go girl


Ali And Yassine

Born to run!


Pam Dilorenzo

'Go Nanny Carol' says it all!


Colin And Sheryl Marrs


Laura Lawrence

Run your best race!


Lynne Broadbridge


Margaret Collins

Thank you, you special girl. I will be feeling each km with you; in spirit at least


Sandy- Thumbelina

Carol, soooo inspirational ! The Queen of pump clean and press does a half marathon!!! Go you!!!!!!!! Lots of awe and love ....Sandy ❤️


Claire, Lee & The Girls

Great work, beautiful Carol. We’ll be cheering you on from afar! Xx


Moira & Trevor Hill

Good luck on the run


Karen Mitchell

Nothing like ticking off goals All the best Carol 🏃‍♀️


Christine Bell

Love your work Carol and love you more


Esther Collins

Go Nanny Carol - run run run 🏃🏼‍♀️


Jane Hammond

We will absolutely be with you as you take each step! So proud of you!


Carol Collins