53km in September for Leukaemia patients and research

By Lara Brecht-Kilbourne

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I’ve taken a stand against blood cancer.

In December 2022, my mum was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, and had to do several rounds of chemotherapy. The strong woman she is, she beat it, like many. However, some leukaemia patients aren’t this lucky.

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.

I have 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. 

The money I raise will help provide care for those in need right now — and 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


Ashlie Taylor



Alex Wang

Love you kiddo! You and your mum are both amazing!


Linda Brecht

Gagee and I are proud of you.


Carolyn O’byrne

Well done Lara ❤️


Susan Kilbourne

Lara, a great thing your are doing hope your mum is doing well. Grandad and Nanny Sue xxx



Well done Lara and Zoe X😘


Kylie Hancock



Sophie Richardson

Good luck, Lara!! I hope you reach your goal for an important cause <3


Aline Aslan

Hi Lara, donating a little something for such a good cause. Hope it helps! Lots of love Aline Aslan


Lcdt Cleave

Love what you’re doing - keep it up! LCDT Cleave


Brian Semmens

You and your mum are amazing: True fighters. ❤️


Matilda Semmens

You’re such an amazing person Lara!! I’m so proud to call you my best friend. Hope you reach your fundraising goal xxx


Liam Hartley

Good luck with raising awareness, it’s very inspiring, hopefully you can reach the donation goal and make a positive impact


Alexia Wang

This is so awesome Lara! Good on you for doing this and raising awareness for blood cancer!


Zoe Brecht

Thank you my darling daughter. Let’s help others beat this disease.