Kim Tanner

I've made a pledge to GO PINK!

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia.

Almost 20,000 women and men will be diagnosed this year. That’s 55 Australians every single day and a further 9 will lose their life.

This June, I've made a pledge to COLOUR IT AGAIN and raise funds for game-changing research into early detection and preventative treatments for breast cancer, which is vital to increasing survival rates.

Every donation, big or small, will get me closer to reaching my goal and helping the National Breast Cancer Foundation end deaths from breast cancer.

My Badges

Thanks a thousand – Raise $1,000 for DNA discoveries!

Let’s go – donate towards your own goal!

Pics or it didn’t happen – upload a profile pic!

On a roll – raised 50% of your goal!

Sharing’s caring – Share your fundraising page!

Fundraising Rockstar – raised 100% of your goal!

My Updates

I’ve been PINKED!!

Monday 27th Jun
Yesterday was a great success! 
My hair is now a nice shade of pink. 
The increased goal of $6k was shamed out of the park so I’m once again increasing my goal. 
Let’s go!!

Its Pink Day!!

Sunday 26th Jun
In a few hours I will be during my hair pink ?
Not only that but I’m increasing my goal AGAIN!! 
Thank you to everyone who has donated in the last few days. You’ve pushed me well past my $5k goal so I’m daring to increase it to $6k. 

$5000 here we come!!!

Friday 17th Jun
A few days ago we passed the $4,000 target. 
I’m now hoping that over the next few weeks I can make it to $5,000 before the month of June is done and dusted. 

Onward and upward!!

Tuesday 31st May
$2500 pfffft. That was easy with the help of some extremely generous donations from some amazing people. 
Thank you so much ? 
So I’ve  just increase the target to $4000 ? let’s see how this one goes ?

$1500 smashed outta the park!!

Sunday 29th May
I get the feeling I’m not aiming high enough cause we’ve smashed another target. 
Thanks a million to those who’ve donated since the last update. 

$1000 target smashed!!!

Saturday 28th May
Once again my friends and family have been so generous and helped me smash my second target!!
I’ve now upped the target to $1500. 
Go Team!!

First goal smashed!!

Friday 27th May
Thank you to the amazing people who have donated so generously already. 
I have have smashed my goal in only a matter of a couple of hours. 
I’m so grateful for you generosity. 
I’ve increased my goal and hope to reach that by this time tomorrow. 
Much love ?

A little of my breast cancer story

Friday 27th May

It’s that time again! 

I’m going PINK in June to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. I’ll be going out of my comfort zone and dying my hair PINK again ? 


I’m not one to share too much personal information on social media and this post is definitely NOT a “woe is me” or for any sympathy. I’m sharing some of my story in the hope that I can help raise money for research that will lead to a cure for breast cancer.


For those of you who don’t know, I was diagnosed with Metastatic Hormone positive HER 2 negative breast cancer in March 2020. Tumours we’re found in my breast, neck, lymph, chest, pelvis, femur and spine. 


It’s been a very hard and emotional journey so far. So many things in my life have changed because of the diagnosis. 


I haven’t been able to return to the job I loved for 25 years. Thankfully I work for an organisation who have allowed me to work locally for as long as I need to. This has meant, that for the first time in those 25yrs, I’m learning new skills. It’s been overwhelming at times and to be honest I didn’t think I could do it, but I have. 


I’ve been cured of my needle phobia through desensitisation. My shitty veins have endured a barrage of regular blood tests, monthly needles, 3-6monthly PET scans (to locate any cancer activity), radiation and a few operations. 


I take a hand full of medications morning and night. These medications include hormone blockers to stop feeding the cancer, which sent me into premature menopause (and everything that goes along with that, YAY!!) oral cancer treatment which have the same side effects as chemo, but a lot less severe, and at one point made my liver start to fail. Thankfully the liver regenerates and mine did very well, allowing me to start on another, similar medication. 


These medications have also done their job. Up until last month, I had no active tumours for over 18 months. But they also cause fatigued, nausea, hair thinning, weight gain and probably the most severe is the body and bone aches, all the time. I find it painful to walk most of the time which makes it very hard to exercise and do most things I once enjoyed doing. 


Having said all of that, I’m extremely lucky and grateful for the advances in treatment that are now available because of the NBCF and their research. 


I’m also very lucky and grateful to have so many people by my side for this fight. There are too many to name but they know who they are. 


So please, if you can, donate to my go PINK in June page and help me help the researchers find a cure. 


Thank you to my Sponsors

$770

Campbell Family

💖

$263.75

Anonymous

Thinking of you Kim. Best wishes for the journey ahead.

$263.75

Team Rochester

Proud of you always xx

$263.75

Kristine Gow

😘

$263.75

Nancy

Thanks for doing such an unselfish thing to support so many others Kimmy. Best wishes xxo

$211

Lara Ratcliffe

Yay kimmy!!! This is from the Ratcliffe clan

$211

Kyle

Thinking of you. From the Wakeham’s.

$211

Annette Seeliger

$200

Sev And Waz Hanlon

Never give up! Always here to support you Kimmyyyy

$150

John Duncan

$147.70

Narellan Police Station

Funds raised from donations for cupcakes and cookies at work.

$105.50

Louise Colbran

$105.50

Graeme Duncan

Well done on helping a great cause whilst fighting the fight yourself. Best wishes from the dodgy cousin you've probably never heard of.

$105.50

Sam Redman

$105.50

Cinders

Love you Kimmy, always in my prayers xxx

$105.50

Robyn Grasso

Love you kimmy. FUCK CANCER!!👊👊

$105.50

Wayne Van Aken

$105.50

Emma Bray

💗

$105.50

Denise & John

Keep strong, Love, Denise & John.

$105.50

Ali Newton

Good on you Kim! ❤️👏💪

$105.50

The Ferguson’s

Love you so much ❤️

$100

Lee Clout

Need a photo of the pink hair Kimmie.

$100

Alison Waine

F$@k cancer. Thinking of you. Let’s kick it’s arse xxx

$100

The Abernethy’s

F*ck cancer. Much love 💕

$100

The Turnbulls

F### cancer Kimmy we have more trips to take.

$100

Rose Geale

Keep fighting my friend 💗👊🏼👊🏼

$86.51

Michelle Mackintosh

Go Pink my Friend xx

$52.75

Mario Pasalic

💪❤✊️

$52.75

Jason Darley

$52.75

Shane And Nicole Flaherty

Love ya Kim x

$52.75

Liz

❤️

$52.75

Kerrie Rich

$52.75

Ali Godbold

💕

$52.75

Favourite Nephew

Go bubba!!

$52.75

Kylie Hurley

Love you Kimmoi xxx

$52.75

Alison Robertson

❤️

$52.75

The Shoeys

You are truly amazing Kim, your strength and courage is inspirational.

$52.75

Mark W

Best wishes and prayers for your recovery Kim

$52.75

Belle

Love you Bub xxx

$52.75

Bee

You rock the pink hair Kim. Love ❤️ 🐝

$52.75

Shona Brown

Keep kicking ass Kimmy

$52.75

Shane Green

Great cause, thinking of all involved.

$52.75

Annabel Kennedy

Love from your cousin xox

$52.75

Carol Coyle

Love your pink hair

$50

Jodie

Well done Kim 🤗 love pink hair! Keep on fighting 💕

$50

Owen And Tara Barnes

$50

Sal

❤️

$50

Shannon Magee

Way to go Kim 💪🏻 keep smashing it ☺️

$50

Lisa & Wayne Moodie

$50

Kylie

So proud of you my friend xxx

$50

Petria Crichton

$42.20

Ron Bloxham

Hang in there Kim, great effort

$42.20

Bree

xxx

$42.20

Emily

Lots of love Kimmy, keep kicking it’s ass💗💗

$42.20

Schultz Gregory

Go Kim

$42.20

Dennis Gearside

Best wishes Kim hope all goes well for you.🤞🤞

$42.20

Lloyd Aylward

$42.20

Joanne Sell

A true fighter. ❤️

$42.20

Lesley Jones

Keep fighting Kim xx Love your hair 💗🌸

$42.20

Cate Gow

Best wishes for your Pink June

$40

Mel Gardiner

❤️

$40

Carrie Lilly

Go Kimmy. Much love x

$40

Chantel Norris

$40

Sam Mills

Go Kim! Pink is the colour of Warriors 💗

$40

Adele

I can’t wait to see your pink hair do. I’m glad you are doing ok at the moment. Love, Adele x

$31.65

Jen Christo

You go girl 😘

$31.65

Alison Mcmanus

$31.65

Kristy Searson

$30

Lisa Burke

Awesome work Kim!

$26.38

Pam Tanner

$26.38

Cass & Dave G

💖💖💖 sending you love strong lady!

$21.10

Christine Frost

Keep fighting Kim. Sending you lots of love & strength my friend. Xo

$21.10

Judy

$21.10

Matt Lord

$21.10

Anonymous

$21.10

Amanda Jackson

Absolutely smashing it Kim 💕 Such a strong and determined woman 🌻

$21.10

Moira Kendall

Sorry it’s not more Kim. I’m not working at the moment due to immune suppression. Despite my small contribution I know you’ll reach your goal. Xxxxx

$20

Cindy Deridder