I've joined the RUN DIPG family, as a father and as someone who believes that there are people amongst us that can make difference & help Beat DIPG. To support this cause, I'll be taking to social media providing coverage of my marathon journey, trying to raise awareness and funding for medical research.
I'm inspired by a Newcastle University Rugby ex-teammate of mine, his daughter, his family and the research he does at Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the way these are currently inter-twinned. A Submariner, NSW Country Rugby representative and now Cancer Researcher at HMRI, Dr Matt Dun has had his young daughter diagnosed with DIPG. This horrible brain cancer has a bleak outlook and while young Josie fights for life, her Dad (Matt) and the team at HMRI are working tirelessly to learn more about the disease and find new treatments to help not only Josie, but all children who are diagnosed in the future. But research costs money! So we are doing what we can to raise awareness & money as part of our participation in RUN DIPG. Please help us help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Dr Matt Dun, his daughter Josie and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!