March for Blake

'March for Blake' to support Cancer Council's The March Charge...

In July 2021, we lost our Son, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, Friend and Hero. So this march our team will be marching for Blake (AKA Monga). 

Last year, the last day of the march charge, was named 'Blakes Day' after his effort to individually raise over $13,000 towards cancer research. 

For people that don't know Blakes story... 

Blake passed away on the 26th July 2021, a few weeks before his 31st birthday. Blake was first diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 21, after experiencing months of headaches, which lead to a visit to his local GP who referred him for an emergency CT scan, only to find a tumour the size of a golf ball in the middle of his head. 2011, was the year Blakes cancer journey began, the longest time he would spend in remission was 14months, he has a record of beating cancer 11 times. Unfortunately Blake’s 20s were predominately spent in hospital beds, receiving round after round of chemotherapy and radiation, having numerous brain surgeries, attempting stem cell transplants as well as receiving chemotherapy directly into his cerebral spinal fluid. All of which only worked temporarily. In January of 2021, with only 7 months in remission, 3 more tumours were located in Blakes head. From then, he had trips to the emergency department, heart ECG scans, countless blood tests and appointments to determine what his next step would be. It was identified that due to the years of treatment, Blakes body was no longer as strong as it once was, and his bone marrow wasn't producing blood at a normal functioning level. In May of 2021, Blakes Drs reported bleeding on his brain due to his blood levels being so low, which resulted in Blake receiving up to 3 blood transfusions a week just to keep his blood at a functioning level. As Blake was nearing 10 years on this journey, his body was failing him and his fight was unfortunately coming to an end. After being informed by Drs that he had week to live, he was fortunate enough to have a 'living wake', where 500+ people were in attendance to say their last goodbyes. Which is an demonstrating example of how impactful and influential Blake was to so many people. 

No matter his challenges, or the difficult cards he was dealt. Blakes attitude and resilience would always show through, with a smile on his face or a terrible dad joke at hand. Blake was and will always be a true inspiration. #Stronglikemong 

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The March Charge is a month-long fitness challenge to raise funds for world-class cancer research, prevention programs, and support services

One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, we're doing our part to change this by Charging, getting active, and fundraising to end cancer. 

Please sponsor our team today, every dollar raised is one step closer to a cancer free future.

Let's tell cancer where to go!

Thank you to our Sponsors

$2k

The Team At Air Roofing Co

$1,000

Irish

Blakey would be so proud of you all 💪💪

$542

Anonymous

Great efforts guys! Lots of love to you all

$532

Christine Stephan

Miss u Blakey 💔

$500

Allpipe Technologies

Well done on supporting a great cause. Happy walking!

$394

Julie Read

Such a special girl you are !!💜💜💜💜

$310

The Crommelin Group

$260

Brock Greivulis

Strong like Mong Good job mate

$260

Daryl & Emily ?

$260

Peter Ashworth

$250

Gladys Ashworth

💜

$208

Ian And Anne Carlshausen

$208

Vicki Paterson

Two beautiful boys xx

$200

Joanne Dee

You guys rock! Miss you Blake X

$200

Jordan Wilson

$177

Joshua Humphries

Great Stuff Brother. He'd be proud.

$156

Tom Pusey

$156

Grace Isaacs

Good on ya Ashys

$131

Jon Vanderham

Proud of you old boy xx

$125

Georgia Mills

The best friend anyone could have x

$125

Kahlia Hislop

$125

Alan Mcilvenny

$125

Archer Bryant

Good job Nanna

$125

Shaz Ovens

Thanks for helping me, heres a payback

$125

Kaye Mills

Friends are the family you choose

$125

Dean Hislop

Go Lucy

$120

Lori Ashworth

$119

Marc & Kylie Mcdonald

Go Mikayla 💚

$104

Paul Davison

$104

Ihanimo Family

$104

Damian Bucj

$104

Ashleigh Silver

$104

Bree Keith

Awesome job rasing this, I couldnt be more proud. From your lunch buddy xxx

$104

Janice And Mark Isaacs

Go Pete and Glad, you can do it!!

$104

The Jeffs-kuramoto Family

Well done Ash! Love David, Keita and James

$104

Marnie Ricciardi

So proud of you💙

$104

Jenna

Go team 💪💙

$104

Whitney Perret

Love ya work famz xx

$104

Greggie

$104

Jan Rendulic

Good job Vanessa. Hope you reach your target and beyond.

$104

Corey Mcguinness

$104

Diane Williams

Good on ya Ash, Blake would be very proud of you xx

$104

Ross Fitzgerald

Happy to support this great cause Ash.

$104

Mick Silver

$104

Kevan Sparks

$104

Cassy Gallagher

$104

Ned Bates

You’re my hero❤️

$104

Tayla Vanderham

❤️

$104

Makaela Vanderham

♥️♥️

$104

Paula Mcdonnell

$104

Djardi Leslie

$104

Vella & Kizz

$104

Kerri Chilcott

Great cause x

$104

Sarah Brewis

Go Lauren - impressive work 😘

$104

Zane Malek

Love ya unc

$100

Nik Kearney

$100

Phil Lack

$100

Liz And Glen Payne Family

Way to Mikayla 👍🏻

$100

Jon Vanderham

Forever missed but always in our hearts. love you brother

$100

Georgie Major

Mik, you are amazing! Keep being you and keep on doing incredible things x

$100

Darren Joss

$88

Lorna Ovens

good girllove Mum. very proud.

$86

Kahlia Hislop

Good job Shadzy! Love Kahlia & Jim

$73

Emily Hughes

Blake would be proud of the money raised to kick cancers butt!

$62

Anonymous

$58

Ellie Hatch

$58

Ashleigh Blackman

$58

Shaz Ovens

$58

Leigh Nagle

StrongLikeMong❤️

$58

Kaiya Ashworth

$58

Mikayla Mcdonald

$58

Mitchell Wise

$58

Katharine Godfrey

$58

Adam Kirke

$58

Jenny Hislop

Proud of you Kahlia

$58

Urban Health Hq

❤️❤️

$58

Amanda Rapattoni

$58

Glenn Paterson

Great effort Djardi. All the best with your fund raising. Uncle Glenn

$58

Dylan Cassidy

$58

Emily And Ben Rigg

Well done Brad! This is an amazing effort and Blake would be so proud of you :)

$58

Ben Keen

$58

Mitch

$58

Aiden Burgess

$58

Steve Lavin

It was a pleasure to of known Blake, so good luck guys.

$58

Lynley Silver

❤️

$58

Megan

$58

Gina Rylands

Hi Gladys….I would love to donate….every little bit helps❤️

$58

Corey Coppin

$58

Julie Roxburgh

Go Glad !!!!!

$58

Noelene Ricciardi

$58

Dan Newman

Good luck, miss him and thinking of him always!!

$58

Nicole Van Vugt

❤️❤️ #stronglikemong

$58

A &d Crisafio

Well done to all the Ashworth's

$58

Anonymous

$58

Dale Lindsay

Well done Mikayla x

$56

Bradley Ashworth

$56

Liam Fulcher

$56

Jenna Greer

You are all remarkable!!! What an effort, I love that March 31 is Blake day. X

$56

Kimberly Stevenson

I’ll be proud of you once it’s done 🤣

$52

Debra Clements

I hate Cancer!! It’s taken far to many beautiful souls from this earth… Blake will always be remembered in my heart as a funny, daring, boy and an incredibly courageous man…

$52

Beau Pearson

$52

Darren Nieman

❤️ Doey, Gemma & Sophie xoxo

$52

Noel And Colin Clarke

Great effort Lol 💕

$52

Gary Ricciardi

Well done my favourite daughter 🥰

$52

Steph Hislop

Keep on walking Dazzle.

$52

Sandy And Ian Thomas

Our beautiful Blake, the most inspirational human we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He showed us how to live life to the fullest. Your memory lives on in everyone of us ❤️❤️

$52

Mark & Tracey Hughes

Wonderful cause! Proud of you for doing this Jess xx

$52

Emily & Kyle Makin

All the best Team!!

$52

I

You go girl. Thanks for making a difference xx

$52

Sarah D

What an amazing cause Lauren! Xx

$52

Coby Roche

$52

Mel And Jamie Elkins

$52

Meryl Mallon

Go Ash!!

$52

Meryl And Ian

Way to go Ash!!

$52

Debra Clements

Hope this helps you reach or exceed your target, sending hugs xxx

$52

Connor Davies

$52

Abbey Hanley

Go team ❤️

$52

Krystal Lee

Love you all! ❤️

$52

Radford

$52

Darren Vanderham

$52

Mum And Mick

So so proud of you, I know you'll smash it.

$52

Lorraine Ryan

You are one very special person Ashleigh. Good on you. x

$52

Jay Burgers

Great work!!

$52

Irene Cotte

Such a great cause, good on you Vanessa! ❤

$50

Julie And Mike Mizen

💛

$50

Michael Johnson

$50

Sam & Jono Odea

$50

Taylor Burmester

$50

Leanne Godfrey

Great cause Lauren - hope you reach your goal

$50

Sharon Jones

You will have to increase your goal Gladys!!

$50

Breanna Harvey

Proud of you girlfriend. Love Bree and family xx

$50

Debbie Brunner

$50

Alana-kate Thomas

$50

Peta Mcvittie

$50

Tim Rendulic

$50

Damien Ferraz

Good stuff Vanessa. keep on walkin

$50

Shannon Spencer

❤️❤️❤️

$50

Ken Ernst

$50

Jessica Hughes

$36

Sharelle Richardson

$34

Taylor Mcdonnell

$31

Shana Price

#stronglikemong 🥰

$31

Jan Foye

Way to go Vanessa, what a superstar.

$31

Macy Jane Stevenson

I’m so proud of you Aunty Marnie 👏

$30

Jamie-lee Ricciardi

Well done Marnie. Such a great effort for an even greater cause. X

$28

Brodie Dowen

$26

Glenys Nicholas

$26

Rhiannon Riley

$26

Monique Power

Killing it Kahlia

$26

Rhiannon Riley

$26

Paige Malek

Go uncle djards

$26

Sal Bolger

$26

Angel Cooper

$26

Vanessa Rendulic

$26

Kerry Kift

Onward and upward. Your amazing Blake and our crazy cracker Grum would want us to remember that.

$26

Dan Hutton

Good luck Ashleigh!

$26

Lesley Heys

Awesome work Ash !!

$26

Michelle Wood

Proud of you, my little mate x😊

$26

Michael F Carpenter And Alison J Carpenter

Hope we're not too late.

$26

Kerry And Colin Verwey

Go Mik

$26

Kaylene Wells

So proud of ya Blakey would be also

$26

Sandra Mckinlay

Good work Kahlia

$26

Cathy Clayton

Good on you Jess!

$26

Shadzy

Go Kadz, seeya on the street :)

$26

Angela Summers

$26

Kara Pegrum

$26

Kristen Callaghan

$26

Denielle Ashworth

$26

Robert Carlshausen

$26

Kevin Chiat

$26

Helen Thornton

Well done Ash, your a legend

$26

Sue Watson

More power to you Ash!

$26

Sarah Searle

XX

$26

Michael Johnson

$26

Jacb Kemp

$26

Connor Davies

$26

Jeannette Bower

Your a little ripper xx

$26

Meagan Lewis

Blake is walking right there beside you Djardi

$26

Sharron Mayne

You Go Girl! Awesome job Ash!

$26

Becca Price

Fantastic work babe!

$26

Jesse Emmerson

Run Ash Run!

$26

Simone Wallen

Awesome cause and great goal!

$26

John Mccarthy

❤️

$26

Suzanne Edwards

Good on you Del 🌻🌻

$26

Melinda Scott

You can do it! I’ll walk if you ever want a partner tomato lake?

$26

Emma Vernon

Awesome work, you can do it!

$26

James Ellis

Miss ya Monga!

$26

Bianca Harris

Always proud of you

$26

My Destiny Planner

Thank you for raising fund to end cancer!

$25

Joanna Kay

$25

Chris Mullin

$25

Kaylene Wells

FAMILIA

$25

Gary Wright

Keep it going, doing a great job

$25

Jaimee Blackman

$25

Miki

Way to go legends, you’re a bunch of bloody good eggs! Big love always xxxx

$25

Kevin Chiat

$25

Raymond Smith

$25

Stacey Ricciardi

Good work! ⭐️ ❤️

$25

Kerry Maher

Good on you Shaz.

$21

Lahnie & Jason Blackman

$21

Bec

$21

Jodi Lane

Well done Vanessa. This one holds a special place for me. F*ck cancer!!!

$21

Andy Rivs

Great Effort Ash and good luck!

$21

Uncle Jason

$21

Maillee Dewar

Good work hun xxx

$21

Renee Matthews

$21

Melissa Hughes

❤️❤️

$21

Clara Lenice

Well done Ash, you are an inspiration!

$21

Sal Bolger

Another one to keep ya going. Xxx

$20

Andrew Tran

$20

Valerie Waddington

$19

Anonymous

$16

Mark Farrugia

Good stuff Ash.

$16

Claire Spencer

You’re incredible Ash ❤️

$16

Tara Hosking

Proud of you Ash, love ya lots❤️

$10

Diane Godfrey

Thinking of you all

$10

Aaron Albrecht

$10

Anonymous

$10

Sophie Binghan

$10

Sinead Mcness

$10

Victoria Down

you got this

$10

Kana

Go Smashleigh!!

$5

Victoria Mason

$5

Frances Mckenna

Great work Ash!