Annette Sharpe-Laudani

Participating in their 1st March Charge

My Story

I was recently diagnosed with stage 4 endometrial cancer and am currently undergoing chemo and radiotherapy.

I am taking part in The March Charge with Cancer Council and telling cancer where to go! Sadly cancer still takes too many of us. Research sees more people than ever survive but we’ve still a way to go. And I need your help to beat cancer. It’s going to be a challenge, but it’s nothing compared to those who experience cancer. Please sponsor me today to support my challenge and join me in telling cancer where to go! Your donation will help our local Cancer Council support those affected right now and fund world changing research to help more people survive. Thank you for your support

My Updates

Commencement of my next stage of treatment

I commenced my next stage of treatment, chemo and external radiation, this week.  It has hit me harder than I had hoped. I have quickly learnt over the last 4 months and a bit of chemo that fatigue and tiredness are very different.  Tiredness can be relieved with a nap or a decent sleep, whereas fatigue is not that simple.  There is also different types of fatigue; I have dealt with fatigue before but cancer related fatigue is different.  I now have to learn to better prioritise each day based on my levels of fatigue.  

When registering for The March Charge I set myself a goal of walking 100km for the month - this was a very manageable goal for me prior to Cancer and based on how I had been doing with chemo I still believed it to be achievable.  For someone who was relatively fit, I have so far continued with daily walks of distances ranging between 2km and 10km.  Today I have realised that when March comes around that these distances are going to be very challenging.

I am little saddened today to have to lower my goal and those who know me know that this is a difficult decision for me but I have to be realistic.  I have decided to revise my target distance to 75km; I believe this is something I can achieve.

Rest assured, if I can reach a fundraising goal in excess of $2000 I will still do all of my walking wearing various dress-ups/costumes and share photos of the journey.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$119.60

Anonymous

Hi Annette with love from us xx

$119.60

Alirio & Julie

You are amazing Annie! You always have our love and support. Give that Cancer a huge kick up the rear!!!!!

$119.60

Bev Laudani

You are a legend Annie

$119.60

Paula Laudani

Love you Annie....looking good and doing a great job....keep smiling gorgeous xxx

$115

Luxton Clan

Probably one of my earliest memories of you was competing against you in shot put in primary school....You were a force to be reckoned with...not much has changed...You got this girlfriend...kick this cancer right where it hurts!

$104

Michael Stubbins

Good luck with your funding and more importantly with the treatment and the journey ahead - stay strong

$104

Dean Brandon

You've always helped me over the years mate, my turn now....Bless you my friend!

$104

Virtual Runner

You tell that son of a gun where to go Ant... we're behind you every step of the way!

$65.52

Jan Morris

You've got this Ant. You are a strong and successful woman and I know you will beat this. You have been a good mate for 21years.

$65.52

Barbara Royle

kick it in the butt. from the chick that turned your mums hair blue

$65.52

Maureen Rodhouse

Go girl xxxxx

$65.52

Peter Martin

Very worthwhile cause and well done Annette. You are an inspiration!

$63

Sheila And Ray Stoyles & Denton

Proud of you Annie. Love and miss you. Sheila and Ray in Portugal xxx

$52

Trish & Greg Jeffers

Can't wait to see the outfits

$52

Tygh Field

All the best Annette!!

$52

Michelle Barker

Hi Annette donated in Reece's name so it can be his receipt. Keep plugging along girl, love the happy snaps.

$52

Alan Butler

$52

Darlene Bromage

Hi Annette, I really wish you and your family all the best. You go girl - kick it to the curb!

$52

Alex Burton

We’re all behind you, Annette!!

$52

Kim Lucas

Glad to help, hope you double your goal. Enjoy your walk.

$50

Annette Sharpe-laudani

$50

Kym Charlton

Go you good thing. You've got this.

$50

Katrina Lynn

Go you good thing!

$50

Jenny Sharpe-laudani

You got this baby. We are with you all the way.

$50

Tracy Hepburn

I know you are up to the challenge of walking and will smash it! The best of luck on the walk.

$41.60

Daniel Girao

I wish you all the strength needed to fight this battle, my positive thoughts are with you, I wish a speedy recovery. Dan

$30

Paul Smith

$20.80

Stephen Claffey

You go girl

$20.80

Michele Mccoombes

Thinking of you

$20.80

Anonymous

$20.80

Evie Georgas

$20.80

Kay Roper

$20.80

Ciara Mcilmurray

$20

Anonymous

You’ve got this!

$20

The Barker Boys

$10.40

Karen Bradberry

We are with you, Annette. Sending you all the best as you work through your treatment.