I'm Running to Help Beat Blood Cancer

By Sophie Anthony

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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.

In November 2021, my mum was diagnosed with Sezary Syndrome, a very rare & aggressive form of blood cancer. In September 2022, she underwent a bone marrow transplant, an option that wasn't available until a few years ago. Unless in the case of a transplant, the life expectancy of this disease is less than 5 years. 

My mum fought incredibly hard and sadly passed away in January. When she did, the doctors said to me that there is still a lot they don't know about this disease but that they are learning every day. 

Because of this I have chosen to run in the Hills to Henley Half Marathon on July 23rd to help raise money for the continuation of research against this awful disease. 

The Leukaemia Foundation were an unbelievable support to my family during this time. They provided my parents with free accommodation in Melbourne for as long as they needed while my mum had her treatment and have provided grief counselling and support since her passing. I cannot thank them enough.

I would love your support in remembering and honouring the life of my mum Julie, by beating this thing.

God bless, Sophie xx

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


Dan Anthony

Amazing effort for mum





Tim Rosen




Sophie Anthony

Love you, mum


Miriam Cheney


Anne Cawrse


Melanie Walters


Ann Winter



Wanted to see hit the $4k so just added a bit more Love you and am so very proud of you xx


Teresa Sandona

All the best with the half run, that your doing whole heartedly, your mum would be proud. I was lucky to know your grandmother Bev and she would be so pleased ....Good Luck 🌻


Carol And Terry Dean

Very Special Lady. Missed by everybody who knew her.


Kim Vuljanic

Good luck Sophie x. Your mum was a lovely friend and we miss her.



Your mum would be so proud of you. Well done.


Eve Rogers

❤️ good luck with the run!



Proud of you! You’re such an inspiration 💕


Tennille Dunbar

We love you!! 🤍🤍🤍


Cook & Associates


Hannah Heading

For Jules 🤍 proud of you Soph


John And Katrina Hutchinson

Awesome Sophie✨


Katie Laakmann


Mark, Kelly, Alice & Lucy

We love you Aunty Sophie! xxxx


Sam Merchant

Love you Soph, will be waiting for you at the end with coffee :) xx


Lisa Osborn

Your mum was truly an amazing wonderful lady. She was more than a work colleague, she was my friend. Good luck Sophie ❤️


Ads & Jayne

Go Sophie!





Bless you Soph - Jake & Ros


Bridie Shanahan

Good on you Soph. Your Mum would be so proud 💙


Sophie Flipo

You are absolutely incredible Soph! All of our love Xxx


Uncle Pete

We love you Soph. A great honour to your mum. Love Pete Nat Ben & Amy.



I'd like to make this donation on behalf of the team at NFPAS who loved Julie very much :]


Rob & Kirsty Shilling

Love ya


Grumpie’s Men’s Shed

Go for it Sophie from The Grumpies!


The Howards

Proud of you mate


Erin Joubert

Well done Sophie, enjoy the training and the run. I pray that it’s a wonderful time of healing for you xx


Mark And Jenny

Great cause Sophie


Ian And Linda Kerbey

Go Soph! Your Mum would be so proud. She was the best. xx


Caroline Byrne

Best of luck Sophie, I hope you raise heaps for this amazing cause💗


Darryl And Paula Anthony

We will be running with you in spirit 😁 Go Girl!


Renae Bromilow

Love you Soph! The Bromilow’s x


Deana Brine

Love ya Soph xxxx


Eleni Z

Amazing Soph, I know Mumma Jules would be beyond proud of you xx


Marion Physiotherapy


Dan Myers

Support from the USA for a great cause!


Rebekah Parkyn



The Abbotts

So proud of you Soph! Your Mum was such a special lady, she’d be so proud of you ❤️ (and of course you’re going to run a half marathon 😂)


Mandy Mcgann

Good luck Sophie. Such a wonderful cause very close to my heart too


Trish Herriot

Great way to honour your Mum Sophie. Xx


Nick And Amanda Tuohy

Hey Sophie, Cheering you on as you run in memory of your dear mum and for a great cause. x


Caroline Hamdorf

A new way of being Soph -let’s hope there is another amazing person that can be supported with your kindness and memory of Julie xx


Haydn Phillips

Your mum is so proud of u Good on you for being so brave



My heart is with you Sophie. Miss your mum (Julie) dearly. 💖X


Kym Anthony


You Run, I'll Donate. Xo

What a great thing to do Soph! Happy to be cheering you on.


Martin Cheney

Jules was a wonderful lady and she would be so proud of you x