For Nounou

By Mandee Oakes

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I’ve taken a stand against blood cancer.

Today, more than 50 Australians will be told that they have blood cancer and tomorrow - another 50 families will be devastated by the same news. 

Our dearest friend sadly passed away earlier this year having fought the toughest battle with this illness.  She was strong, determined and had never give up attitude.  In November Carolyn and I will dedicate our 8 day hike on the kokoda track to Nounou and would like to raise funds in her memory in the hope that no one else needs to die from this illness. 

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 our 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


Scott Mcrobert

Props on yet another mile gone by Mandee Jane. Just had to take it to two tonne. Easy. 👌🏼


Melissa Donaldson


Andrea Waterhouse

Amazing effort and cause, well done!


Ash Perry

All the very best, a wonderful cause 🥰


Carolyn Goonan

We got this….


Liz Cairns

Awesome endeavour. All good wishes and positive thoughts for the trek.


Pam Ford

Good luck girls 😊


Brianna Lee Wurfel


Sue Taylor



Fi Xx

Good luck girls. You’ve got this! Great cause XX




Elna Estcourt



Wishing you the best of luck Mandee and Carolyn. Stay safe and go make some incredible memories x


Breana Stevens

So proud of you girls, great work!


Laura Van Winden


Robyn Guthrie

Good luck girls. Such an amazing effort. Xx


Jane Cameron

Mandee and Caz you guys will rock the trek and keeping the memory of Nounou alive is a beautiful thing. One step at a time!!! Strong Women Rock ❤️


Lesley Dow

Thanks gals, we all miss Nou Nou



An awful disease and grateful to you both for bringing awareness to the people we have lost


Doug Matheson

Thanks to Mandee and Caro for doing something Nou Nou would love


Simone O'connor


Camilla Begely

Best of luck Mandee and Carolyn!



Fantastic effort Mandee and Caro


Sharon Isaak

Amazing effort Mandee & Caz! Enjoy such a huge experience :)


Rach J

Well Done Ladies Such a worthy cause for a lovely person. Cheers


Grant Lowry


Michelle Riches

Great cause ladies & a wonderful way to tribute our beautiful friend NouNou. Best wishes on the amazing trek.


James Scully

Good luck on the hike and thinking of Nou Nou. A great person to work with. I miss her.



She was Special


Andrew Barton

Good on you Mandee and Carolyn, all the best for the trek and your fundraising.


Milly Cowell


Lil Bowden

Good on you Mandee, great efort..


Christine Retallick

Thanks ladies wishing you all the best for the trek and what a wonderful and thoughtful way to remember Nou Nou


Erin Cowley

Wishing you all a safe and memorable journey.



Goodluck to you both on this wonderful effort, Nou Nou will be with you all the way xx


Glynne Family Glynne Family

Congratulations on your walk for a great cause


Lisa Martin


Jess Edwards

Thank you for honouring our very special friend, NouNou. She is so very missed and I know she would be so proud of you!


Sue Broadley

Thank you for keeping Nounou’s memory alive and bringing awareness to fight to cure Leukaemia . Remember in the words of Nounou “just breath, you’ve got this “ xoxo





Lovely idea Mandee for a lovely person. NouNou would be smiling. Safe travels & best of luck for an amazing experience.


Rachel Bishop

Go get em girls! You rock x