A 'Hughmongous' Challenge

By Katherine McMaster

My Updates

A 'Hughmongous' Challenge

Monday 1st Nov
As many of you know, our dad/dad in law, Hugh, was dealt a blow last year when he was diagnosed with mouth cancer. For months and months cancer, and then chemo and radiation, ravaged his body to the point where he could only eat via a feeding tube inserted into his stomach. During this time, the staff at the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse were with dad every step of the way through diagnosis, treatment and, thankfully, remission. 

So, the 4 of us, Jen, Jonnie, Kat and Lee are taking on a Hughmongous challenge to raise money for the Lifehouse (anything over $2.00 comes with a big fat tax deduction if you're into that sort of thing) To encourage you to shell out said money, we are each going to be running for a cancer free world. Read more about our team below:

Jen (colourful dress in the photo): Jen is literally the busiest person we all know. She runs her own architecture business (with Jonnie), teaches at uni, writes articles for newspapers and magazines and is possibly the only person we know who is actually good at multitasking. She has decided that her next step is to do the above but while running between all the things so that she can be even more efficient. Took up running 3 months ago and is now training for her first half marathon. Expect results. 

Jonnie (the one with the head cropped - sorry mate): When he's not in a dress suit, you'll normally find Johnie in a wetsuit surfing any decent break around Sydney. Starting now however, he's swapping the boardshorts for bikeshorts and is currently training to run his first ever half marathon, after recently acing his first 10K. Expect fireworks. 

Kat (the one in white): Downloaded 'Couch 2 5k' app because she thought it was a get rich quick scheme. Now that she's got the app she figures she may as  well try and run 5kms. Expect large amounts of whinging.

Lee (red tie, smiling in American): Obsessed with running and running shoes. Even made his own YouTube video about them: https://youtu.be/BzcpRedc-x0 
Training for first half marathon in over 2 years. Expect monologues about running shoes whether you asked for them or not. 

A final note: While we are so grateful to have Hugh with us, thriving and healthy, we know that this is not everyone's story. If you have lost someone in your life to cancer, or have someone in your life who is fighting that fight, this is just for much them. We won't run just for Hugh, we run for each of them too. 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$515

Anthony Parsons

$261

Joshua And Natalie Crowley

Thanks for the opportunity to contribute :)

$208.80

Caitlin, Dan & Levi

Love the pun !! 🤩 Enjoy the running 🏃🏃🏽‍♀️

$125.28

Jessie O'neill

Wonderful goal and cause! Enjoy the running xx

$104.40

Jess V And Dave R

Well done guys! Good luck with the whinging 🤣 Jess and Dave xx

$104.40

Natalie Macky

Do a lap for me Kat

$104.40

Fayaaz And Faye

$104.40

Wendy Scharich

Go, Kat!

$104.40

Casey, Ruth And Dorothy

Woohoo! Go team! Run fast!

$104.40

James Fletcher

Nice one guys!!

$104.40

Tracy Considine

Fuck cancer. Hope all that running works to eliminate it. Xox

$104.40

David And Myrna

Good luck team, you got this! Cancer is shit! Glad that Hugh is better. Life House is a miracle worker! Sending you and the family lots of love

$104.40

Laura

Came to donate money. Stayed for the biography section. AMAZING. As someone who doesn't understand running, I wish you all the absolute best. Love you!!

$104.40

Gerard Mclennan

$100

Alex Lynch

$100

Paris Cowan

Thinking of you Kat. This and also three cheers for Medicare

$100

Stef & Ben Emerson

Go get em team! Such an amazing cause. Lots of love xx

$100

Adam Dallas

$100

Mel & Joey Rohozynsky

Your write-up was the best!.. I expect nothing less. What a great gift to share with your dad.

$100

Anonymous

With this donation I hereby outsource all my running to you.

$78.30

Mirae Mayenburg

$78.30

Stefan Muff

$52.20

Kelly And Oskar

❤️❤️❤️

$52.20

Emma Batger

🏃🏼‍♀️❤️🏃‍♂️

$52.20

V

I believe you can run.

$52.20

Ali

Such good work good on you McMasters!!

$52.20

Anna Murray

Run Katherine Run!

$52.20

Carmel A

$52.20

Anonymous

Run run run! What a great idea and even better cause S&M xx

$26.10

Jean-marc Girard

$26.10

Natasha Davis

$20.88

Bec Evelyn

$20.88

Marissa

$20.88

Torrance Toros Kassabian

Good on you and Lee

$20

Marc Paquier

Run Run Run!

$20

Grant Bates