Loss inspires bree

Bree knows how vital it is for people being treated for cancer to have access to support having lost her mum Jean to an aggressive brain tumour in February.

She�s aiming to conquer the 12km Run for a Reason course with a friend on Sunday, having completed the 4km run last year.

Her parents moved to Perth from the Northern Territory for Jean�s treatment after she was diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma a few years ago.

Bree said Cancer Council WA had offered the family much-needed support during the difficult time.

�She started off with having surgery, she had radiation treatment to start off with and then had chemo as well and then after about 12 months that stopped working because obviously with that type of tumour it outsmarts the treatment quickly; it�s a very aggressive tumour,� she said.

�She had radiation again and then continued with chemo but after two years there was nothing much that they could do.

�Cancer Council WA just try and make everything a lot easier, you don�t really know until you need the help how much help is really out there. I don�t know how some people get by� there�s just so many treatments and so much to go through.�

Bree has been training at the gym at work as well as using a 10km trainer app on her phone.

She said her biggest challenges on the day would be �not running out of breath� and potential issues with a sore knee.

�Hopefully I�ll do all right. I won�t be running the whole thing it will be like a jog and I�ll walk when I need to catch my breath,� she said.

�It�s amazing there; I�ve never been around a big giant crowd of people like at the HBF Run for a Reason before. Everyone�s doing it for a different reason but everyone�s still pulling together.�

Friends and family have been helping Bree with her fundraising efforts and she has been sharing a link to her fundraising page on Facebook, describing the many ups and downs her mum and their family endured battling the disease.

�Without the strength of our mum and support from a number of organisations, I don�t think our family would have been able to cope with all of these changes in our life,� she said.

�Please help me by donating to my cause and supporting the Cancer Council in hopes that one day a cure is found so that no other families have to go through what we are currently going through. Any amount helps.�

She has already met her $7000 target and is hoping to raise more for the cause.

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