Not Pretty in Pink - Marathon for Breast Cancer Research

By Jonathan Boyd

Marathon for breast cancer research

Hi all! 

On the 20th of September I'll be not looking pretty in pink at all while running the Adelaide 42km Marathon to raise funds for breast cancer research and awareness and wanted to share briefly about the reason why:

My mum was first diagnosed with primary breast cancer in 1996 and survived after being told she had under 12 months to live. Having been in remission for 23 years meant she has been able to raise, inspire, support and see four children grow up and now loves being “Nonna” to three grandchildren. However, last year she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, for which there is currently no cure, but has been able to access treatment to extend and improve her quality of life that would not have been available today if it wasn't for continued research and advances. 

Anyone who knows my mum would know a kind, positive, determined and selfless woman who always puts family and friends first and loves spending time with them both in Australia and Italy. She is someone to look up to and a role model in many ways, but in particular in how she remains positive and perseveres through challenging situations while also finding a way to encourage and support others to do the same. This is my motivation to fundraise as together we can help raise awareness and support for the thousands of other families that have been or are currently going through the same challenges from breast cancer every day. Any funds raised through this event will support The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) in reaching one determined goal: zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.

As an added bonus, if I reach the fundraising goal prior to the marathon date of September 20th, I’ll also colour my hair pink for the run, so if you’d like to support an important cause, any donations big or small would make a huge difference... and if you're curious to see how ridiculous I would look with pink hair, donate a little more! 

(All donations over $2 are tax deductible and you will be issued with a tax-deductible receipt via email as soon as you make your donation).

My Updates

Final touches on some glamorous footwear ready to roll with less than two weeks to go... thanks to everyone who has supported and donated so far!

Monday 7th Sep

Thank you to my Supporters

$250

The Other Boyd's

WANNA SEE THAT PINK HAIR!

$156

Banksa Modbury Team

Hey mate, Thanks for bringing this to my attention. The whole team got behind it and chipped in. All the best with your big run. We’ve got a bright pink t-shirt to match your pink hair if you want it. Just swing by the branch!

$104

Anonymous

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Jenna Bonavita

You're a legend Jonathan, Jenna xx

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Carol Joyce

Fantastic effort Jonathan. Can’t wait to see the pink hair.

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Chris Routley

Good on you Jonathan for taking part in this upcoming marathon and raising funds for such a needy cause.

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Anne

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Jess Burdett

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Anonymous

Big ups Jbod. Get dem kms.

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Jamie

Much love to you and your mum brother.

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Anonymous

‘Allo luvlee! You right? Awesome fing you is doin here n that.

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Malcolm Boyd

Very proud of what you are doing to support Mum and Breast Cancer Research. Love Dad.

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David Ionko

$52

Anne Cray

Hope we see the pink hair!

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Sam Matear

$52

Carolel Peters

best of luck Jonathan

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Leighton Boyd

Good stuff, happy to do some training runs with you.

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Anonymous

Inspiring stuff JB, good luck and looking forward to the pink hair!

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Anonymous

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Peter Macey

Great work on the marathon!

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Anonymous

Great to hear of your efforts with Marathon today.

$50

Josh Boyd

Great work mate!!

$50

Salvatore Bonavita

Good luck

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Burst Brother

Can’t wait to see the pink hair

$43.68

Roger Johnston

Wonderful to know that you are willing to take part in a marathon to support your mother, Rosetta. Run well on the day!

$43.68

Kevin Day

Smash it mate!

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Joan Hailes

Best of luck

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Carmel Schubert

Wonderful cause. Best wishes Jonathon.🤗😄

$36.40

Michael G Aymie

Thank you for sharing your story. You and your mother are in my prayers.

$36.40

Anonymous

$35

Amjad Ali

$25

Anonymous

$20.80

Anonymous

$20.80

Denise Langsford

Good luck with fund-raising. Best wishes to your family

$20.80

Pam Steinwedel

Well done Jonathan.

$20.80

Tom Nancarrow

Great work mate!

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Jenny And Kevin Gruhl

A fantastic thing you are doing. Run well on the day.

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Anonymous

all the best for the marathon.

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Mary Bonavita

$20

Sue Matthews

$10.40

Anja Dewar

All the very best with your run. I hope the weather is kind to you.