Phil Horn

Noosa Triathlon 2020

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Why I Tri - I’m here, I can, so why not?

I've committed to being part of Team Smiddy at the 2020 Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival.

That means in November, I'll be taking on a 1500m swim, 40km ride and 10km run! Yes, I'll be pushing my body to the limit.

Why am I taking on this challenge?

Because I'm committed to the long, hard road to fight cancer. 

As part of my challenge I'm aiming to raise a minimum of $1000 to fund ground-breaking research at Mater into the causes, prevention and treatment of various types of cancer.

And this is where I need your help. As you may Know, my wife Kym has her own cancer battle having been diagnosed with melanoma last October. Post surgery, she is currently ok but faces lifelong vigilance. 

Will you please support my fundraising by making a donation today?

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10 donations received

$100 raised 'now you're swimming'

$250 raised 'transition zone activated'

$400 raised 'wheelie good job!'

$550 raised 'you're on fire!'

$750 raised 'run like the wind'

$1000 raised 'run complete!'

$1250 raised 'it's your time to shine'

$1500 raised 'you're a champion!'

My Updates

My reasons to Smiddy - time to start training

Friday 5th Jun
My wife Kym doesn’t like to use Facebook to talk about personal stuff, but  Felt she had to share her journey, in the hope of raising the importance of skin checks. She put her’s off for over 6 months, being busy and thinking it might just be nothing (despite the Dr writing a referral for a great specialist and me urging her to make the appt., it was just so busy with work and life...).

Melanoma is not JUST  ‘skin cancer’, it is a menacing cancer... it kills 1 person every 5 hours in Australia (our country leads the world with the highest rate of Melanoma). 

In October 2019 small spot on Kym’s right arm, turned out to be a level 3 Nodular Melanoma, the worst and most deadly type of Melanoma (aggressive and can fatal in months or even weeks). Two 2 surgeries on that one little spot left a big shark bite out of her arm. But the Melanoma journey didn’t end there, this month Kym is about to have 4 more surgeries to fully excise more moles (another 10 have already been removed since her Melanoma diagnose last Oct - most of them nasty).

Kym now sees a Dermatologist every 3 months, a surgeon every 2 months to check all lymph nodes etc., She has dental and optometrist melanoma checks every 6 months to check for oral and optical spots (the eye tests are brutal and painful for a couple of hours). 

MRI and PET scans in April picked up some internal spots which are being monitored. 

My role is easy by comparison - just provide loads of love, support and nursing care and as much positive mental health support as possible😘

So, it is not just skin cancer folks, please go and get your skin checked regularly.

https://melanomapatients.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MPA-MM-Melanoma-check-for-the-signs.pdf

Thank you to my Sponsors

$415

Anonymous

$122

Phil Horn