Lauren Alam

Participating in their 4th March Charge

My Activity Tracking

119
kms

My target 150kms

Getting Back Up

Hey Team. 
This is my fourth year charging for the March Charge. 

I do this in honour of the amazing people who raised me and the battle both of them waged with cancer. 

In 2015 I had to say goodbye to dad as renal cancer took him away from us. I still miss him every day.

Last week, I lost mum to lung cancer. It shattered me. 

I want to try and turn all this pain into something productive. 

While it'll be harder to laugh than previous years, you can still expect terrible jokes and updates + personalised thank yous for everyone that contributes. 

My Updates

Too Much Love Will KIll You

Hey Guys,

We've made it to the last 2 days of the March Charge. I just want to thank you all again from the bottom of my heart. We have raised over $3k towards a cause that means a lot to me and we've helped take steps to ensure there's just a little bit less suffering in the world.

Despite how scary and intimidating the future is, I'm reminded that its one that I don't need to face alone <3

If anyone had any last minute donations the page is open a little longer

Or if you had any last minute ideas for drives or challenges I can do to get more donations, hit me up!

These are the days of our lives

Hey Everyone 

Today marks exactly one month since mum passed. It's a hard day. There's no point sugar coating that. Your care and love has been very comforting.

On that note, your kindness and generosity has raised over $2500 and put us at 11th place out of a whopping $15k people. I don't think I can stress enough how AMAZING that is and how AMAZING YOU ARE.

The cancer council has challenged me to try and raise another $28 dollars by midnight tonight. Anyone want to go halfsies with me? 

In other news, the auction for the March Charge shirt is still ongoing. Do you want to look sexy in blue while helping to fight cancer? We could be twinsies!
The  current Bid is at $50 and bidding ends on Saturday afternoon. 

I feel like I can't say thank you enough times for all the support and kindness but here it is one more time

Thank you all. I am grateful for you.

Keep Yourself Alive

Hey Everyone

Time for another semi-not-so-regular-tbh update from the March Charge Front.

Your kindness continues to know no bounds. I have found myself deeply unmotivated lately and you are all helping me dedicate myself to something worthwhile. 

We have raised over $2500 for the cancer council together. Across Australia that total has hit $1.3 million. 

Together maybe we can make sure there's just a little bit less suffering in the world <3

A Kind Of Magic

Another March Charge update to swamp your feeds.

We have exceeded $1850 and I've already smashed my first fitness goal of trekking 70km. None of this would be possible without you.

In honesty, today has not been a good day within myself. Things sometimes catch up with you all at once. I feel down (and in need of hugs) but support like this is helping me keep going, one step at a time. So while I may sound like a broken record, I just want to say thank you again.  

Lets keep going and kick cancer's ass x

I want it all

Hey everyone :)

Just my semi-regular March charge update. 
We have broken $1600. I keep being blown away by the kindness I'm shown again and again.

To every single person who has put in ANY amount. I see you. I appreciate you and I am so so thankful

Even when I have bad days, looking at things like this gives me hope.

I hope I can pay you guys back for this one day

In fitness news I survived Leg day at the gym last night. I cannot climb stairs without pain right now and if I crouch down, I'm scared I won't be able to get back up. Woot!

I want to ride my...... BICYCLE

We've cleared $1500 guys. I just wanted to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. As a group we're currently at 31st out of 15 612 for funds raised. Your kindness and generosity is inspiring and it is going to an amazing cause.

On a more personal note I wanted to thank everyone for the continued support and what it's done for me. You have inspired me to go to the gym every day since starting this and its helped me keep me head above water.

 

The show must go on

Hey guys

I just wanted to let you know that due to you beautiful and generous people, we've raised $1379. That puts us at 37th place out of 15 000 people who have signed up. We're also closing in on that shiny shiny goal of $1.5k.

The support you've all given me has been so heartwarming and I promise to keep going so we can keep making this difference. 

Thank you for inspiring me and for being amazing

Fitness 05/03:

- 11 045 steps walked

- 60 minutes at the gym (Chest + Legs)

(All my muscles hurt so I couldn't commit to legs or chest. I just kept switching between them like a lost puppy)

 

 

Another Day Bites The Dust

Another day and I continue to be blown away by you amazing people. It's really unbelievable how much support I've gotten from strangers, friends and people I haven't spoken to in a long time

We have cleared $1k towards cancer research and prevention. That is bloody amazing. 


I'm sorry I havent gotten to all of you yet but know that I ssee you guys and I appreciate you.

Fitness wise: I deliberately got off the the train at redfern and walked down to the vet school instead of just catching a bus from central. I also made myself go the gym again (yay?!)

 

First Day Back

I am totally blown away by the kindness that has been shown by so many people in so short a time.

When I shared this page, I was sitting at a university library trying to get myself back into work. The next thing I know, I am flooded by kindness, love and amazing people trying to make a difference.

When someone is at a low point, that makes an amazing difference. I haven't gotten a chance to personally thank everybody yet but know you all are amazing.

I went back to the gym today for the first time and wracked up some weight training. I then used a janky online converter to change that into steps. My fitbit will be up and running from tomorrow so results will look more impressive. Hopefully.

Thank you guys for helping me give the finger to cancer and thank you for inspiring me to keep going

Thank you to my Sponsors

$542

Anonymous

Lobe you lozza. Hope you're feeling better

$256

Gill

You're the strongest person I know. Proud of you for doing this again. x

$208

Christine Penprase

Your mum and dad would be proud of you!

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Michelle Alam

Well done Lauren! X

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Anonymous

Stay strong Lauren, I will always be praying for you and your family’s good health and happiness! Lots of love 💖 Erika

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Margarita Jeeta

Laurena Marie, you are one of a kind

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Chelsea

$104

Natasha Swain

Sending you light and love.

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Amy Hay

❤️

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Amy

$104

Anonymous

$57.20

Georgette Assad

So proud of you !😘❤️

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Courtney B

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Debbie Faddoul

So proud of all the amazing work you’re doing and you have handled yourself throughout such a deveststing time ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Gulman Madahar

You go gurl!

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S D

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Johanna Larkin

So much love for you Lozza and so proud of you. Keep smashing it xx

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Joline Gutierrez

$55

Danielle Williams

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Lauren Alam

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D B

Stay strong, Lauren! You're an inspiration! 😊

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Zorica Bicanic

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Crystal Menezes

Glad to see you doing this again Lauren despite everything you are going through this week. Please if you have time come and visit us at the church on Friday 8th March @7pm so you know you’re not alone and that you have support through this tough time. All the best hun :)

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Shanlee Van Doorn

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Layla Ghourizi

$52

Katherine Tanks

$50

Francheska Domingo

you are amazing; stay strong, keep smiling xx

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Emelyne Boumehrez

$50

May Lyn Ly

$50

Emelyne Boumehrez

$50

Taylor C

You are so strong. Love you x

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Stephanie Liang

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Layla Ghourizi

hey girl! I'm still in the running for the sweatshirt :))

$33.28

Matilda Wood

I know youre probably not ok, but im here if you need and I think youre doing an amazing thing in such a terrible time. Well done.

$33.28

Caitlin Greenwell

Another one from your LKCC - sending you all the good vibes in this tough time xx

$33.28

Sidney Alcantara

$33.28

Brianna Wormleaton

$33.28

Kim Govier

Hey Lauren! I know it isn’t much, but I hope this helps! You are so strong, so inspiring, and what you are doing is incredible. Your parents would be so so proud. Keep smiling :)

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Mikaela Mandato

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Anonymous

$32

Karlee Oliver

Thinking of you x

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Tim & Ele

$32

Emma Bucholtz

$29.12

Gulman Madahar

Go gurl

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Maz B

sending heaps of love to lauren, david, and michael

$26

Amy Callaghan

$26

Vijeta

Hi, Lauren! I hope you're doing well. I hope this contribution helps your great cause. All the love and blessings to you xx

$20.80

Simrat Sandhu

$20.80

Jessie Sun

$20.80

Lin Ashpole

$20.80

Rebecca

I'm so sorry for your loss. Good luck with everything! &lt;3

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Emma Philips

$20.80

Brenda Philips

All the best to you Lauren

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Shanlee Van Doorn

$20.80

Anonymous

Keep it up Loz. You’re almost there!!

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Tara Bennett

$20

Caroline Pech

Hi Lauren, Sorry about your recent loss. What you're doing is absolutely amazing and making a difference already. It's tough but you've got this and your parents would be super proud of you. Wishing you all the best.

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From Lkc

This is for my amazing LKC people who supported me &lt;3

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Auslene Francis

$15

Thank You Lonely Kids Club C:

This is in honour of the LKC peeps who went out of their way to sponsor a stranger through a tough time

$10.40

Anonymous

$10.40

Simone

LKC represent! Hope you reach your target :)

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Alexandra Ionescu

You’re such an amazing person. Keep doing what you’re doing!

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Warwick Levy

&lt;3

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Anonymous

♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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Anonymous

i know it’s not a lot, but it’s all i can spare at the moment, sorry. i can see that youre so close to your goal and im so proud of everything that you’re doing, lauren. you are truly an inspiration.

$5.20

Anonymous

$5

Magda Georgiou

Proud of you xx