Run For It

By Chris Wight

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I’ve taken a stand against blood cancer.

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.

For my family this is a reality. 5 years ago my mother was diagnosed with chronic acute Leukemia. Looking at mum you would think shes healthy, on the inside she's far from it. Some days mum is fine, then there are the bad ones. Last year (Oct/Nov) her status moved from acute to chronic, which is not good. While most people started back at work on the 12th Jan. Mum started her next level treatment, chemo every month for 2 years + oral medications. She is chained to the hospital, and lives/dies by the success of these treatments.

Have created this page to raise vital funds, raise awareness, help provide the special care that is needed to get families through a blood cancer diagnosis. Also fund more game-changing research into this disease.

Watching mum has given me tremendous strength, its also almost broken me. My resolve, Cant Run from it, Can Run for itPersonally, will be running 10km every time mum gets chemo, racing a 10km, a half marathon and the full marathon on the Gold Coast in July.

The money I raise will help provide care for those in need right now — it will back the brightest researchers to continue uncovering faster diagnoses and better treatments to save lives. Please show me your support by donating to my fundraising campaign.

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


Ivan Logan

Crack on Chris!


Mike Boyd


Simon Bartlett




Brooke Eichhorn

Great thing you’re doing Chris! Good luck!


Cara Downes


Dave & Mel G.

What a wonderful thing you are doing. A fabulous son. Sending positive energy & love from BFE IL, USA…..


Danny & Kate Brown


Rosa Frances Sherriff



Andrew Bertelsen


Jac Woolgar


Greg Byrnes

Great cause mate! Especially for someone runs slower than me


Marianna Serrao


Lou And Bob Kemmis

A wonderful cause. All our love to you and your darling Mum. Thinking of you.


Val Honor

With all my love x


Elie Shuggi

Great cause Chris and praying for your mum and family through this incredibly trying time.


Mark Muir


Dan O’brien

More when you do the run legend!


Kate Styles


Katie Spencer

Go for it buddy 💪


Mark Mansour



Douglas Mitchell

Keep on running xx


Rox & John Quinlan

I’m so sorry for what your family is going through. A worthy cause to donate to.


Chris Wight