Marisa Lo Casto

The March Charge 2021

My Activity Tracking


My target 100kms

Back to walking

A big night at my sons wedding, Saturday 20th March , Lots dancing most of the night, it's finally time to start walking again,( after a few days rest of course)

The Wedding

No walking for me today as it was my sons wedding day but there was lots of dancing ? hope that counts

Great company

Walking with a friend makes the time and distance walked seem like nothing. Lots of chatting and laughter, sooo good for the heart

Count down

Two days to go! Yay , looking forward to starting the challenge,  nothings going to stop me . Everyday is a new beginning with a new outlook and mine is a positive one. We all face challenges in life, some small , some big, l try not to focus too much on what that challenge  is but on how l can work around it. 

Hurdles in life

Life is not predictable as we all know.
Looking forward to The March Charge this year
I set my fundraising goal, tick
I set my fitness challenge, tick
Building up my short walks a little further each day as I become stronger and feeling good........... 
My Hurdle........ 
I’m  starting radiation therapy next week, every day Monday to Friday for 5 days. 
I don’t know how I’ll feel physically , whether I’ll be too fatigued to meet my fitness goal but I’ll be giving it my best shot. Hurdles are made for jumping over. Wish me luck ? 

Small steps still lead me to my destination

I’m taking short walks almost every day  and feeling stronger each time .   I’m confident I will reach my 70 km goal in March.  Last year my gorgeous cousin  Sandra organised a 80’s dress up  fundraising gathering in my honour  to help support me in my walk , we walked around Listerfield.Lake  it was  so much fun .  Wanted to do the same  sort of thing this year but don’t know if Covid restrictions will permit it, I’ll have to wait and see. 

Treatment Day

Third cycle of trial treatment today, I’ll be out of action for a few days . So grateful for the wonderful Staff at Peter Mac what an amazing job they do, so compassionate and genuinely there to help you . Great job guys , My Hero’s  x


Building up my strength with stretches  and  light resistance training , so I can  begin walking long distances again after months  of being unable to do anything  because of my pain.  Thanks to the Cancer research team my new trials treatment has reduced my need  for pain relief  , so I can be more mobile. 

My Story

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. 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Research sees more people than ever survive but we’ve still got a way to go. And we need your help to end 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

Thank you to my Sponsors



Marisa, my dearest friend, keep smashing all your goals! Your positivity inspires me so much. Love you xo


Thunderground Events

Best wishes to you Marisa and all those facing the fight against cancer! From: Alistair Blaze Kyle Crespo Max Lillie Jack O'Connell Samuel Pulsford


Isabella Amendola

Love you ! You’re amazing and an inspiration to everyone!!


Pasquale Perri

🥰🙏🙏just keep fighting


Angela Fiumara

God bless you Marisa All my love Angela Fiumara


T R C Di Napoli

Marisa you are an amazing woman. Love you ❤️


Seb, Gem, Ari


Bel & Anthony

We’re so proud of you mum, kick some ass!!! We love you heaps xxx


Gianna Orlando


Jan Mann

You are an inspiration to me and so many others❤️


Vas Osman

Thinking of you Marisa & wishing you a quick recovery Lots of love. Vas 🙏❤️


Michelle Woods

You go girlfriend !!!!!!!!!!!💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽



Love you Zia Marisa ❤️ Thank you for always inspiring us


Sandra Acq



Renee Liapis

You are our biggest inspiration Zia Marisa!!! Let's kick Cancers Butt!!! Love You! Xxx


Joe Amendola


Carmela D’amore

So proud of you my beautiful friend 🙏


Teresa Antonello

Your my guru, l love you my beautiful sister, your amazing 🥰🥰





Good on you Marisa. I think of you often and hoping you are doing ok. ❤️


Silvana Amendola

You are an inspiration to us all . We love you so much !


Rosetta Careri-wilson


Antonietta Carratello


Angela Damelio

You are such an inspiration Marisa 🙏❤️


Vincenzo Intemerato


Michael Amendola

We love you zia and we are always here for you ❤️


Lina Ammendola

Go Marisa! With you every step. You're an incredible woman.


Paris & Keira Antonello

We love you zia Marisa , you are amazing and a truly beautiful Aunty , we are so grateful to have you as our Aunty , and so grateful to all the wonderful doctors and nurses who are helping you heal along the way . Especially uncle joe for being your rock and an amazing husband 👍good on you uncle joe we love you both 🥰🥰🥰


Teresa Salerno

Love, light and blessings 💚


Michael Lo Casto



Mary Rizzo

Marisa you are truly an inspiration to us all! Love you heaps ♥️😘


Jan Hutchins



Alastair Blaze


Julie Amendola



Silv Torcasio

You go girl. Your a champion love you heaps ❤️❤️😘😘😘


Claudia Algeri

Go zia Marisa!!!!! you go kick cancers ass and tell it where to go! i am so beyond proud of you zia, you are truly amazing! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


Michelle Williamson

Great Cause - well done Marisa


Cat Stockman

Such an inspiration to myself and many many MANY others 🌟🌸🩰


Pas & Holly Torcasio



Belinda Salamone

Keep being amazing! You got this 💗


Kade Birchall


Michelle Woods

You can do it girlfriend 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾


Sari Bradley


Breanna Mann

Keep going Marisa. So much love to you ❤️❤️❤️❤️


Vildaniye Basaran

🌻Friendship is not just a word or some kind of liability. It is a silent promise that I was, I am and I will always be there for you. We will get through this.


Samuel Pulsford


Hope Cooper



Daniel Jenkins


Sophie Torcasio

Go Marisa! We are all behind you!


Rina Amendola

To my beautiful daughter Marisa , you make me so proud how strong and brave you are , l love you with all my heart , may God always protect you and help you heal . Love you dearly mum 🥰🥰🥰





Ivana Algeri

Your an inspiration 💜💜 Get stuffed cancer!!!


Macey Woods

Proud of you🤍


Alyssia Algeri

So proud of you ❤️