Since my NET cancer diagnosis in 2015, I have participated in Run Melbourne building up to my first Half Marathon last year. I have also used this event as a fundraiser for NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia (formerly known as the Unicorn Foundation.) As many running events around the country have been cancelled or postponed, I found a virtual Half Marathon event to participate in called ‘run it anyway in May’ but will also participate in other virtual events throughout the year.
My husband is currently undergoing treatment for Neuroendocrine cancer. As it is a rarer cancer that has spread, it is not currently curable. He is in a clinical trial at Peter Mac and so far has had good results - all tumours are shrinking. We are very lucky to have such a great medical system and support - the trial has meant he is receiving treatment for free.