Into the Unknown: Walking for Rosa and Orson

86k for a Cure

Support my challenge to help kids with cancer

We're taking part in 86K for a Cure to help find a cure for childhood cancer.

The goal is to walk 86km during March and, through sponsorship, raise money for the Children's Cancer Institute.

Every month, 86 children are diagnosed with cancer. There is usually no known cause, treatment can go on for many years and it puts an enormous strain on family life.

We know all this from experience unfortunately, as our darling daughter Rosa was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumour (Grade 4 Glioblastoma) just before Christmas, 2020.

As a result of this diagnosis we also discovered that both Rosa and her brother Orson, our only two children, both have a rare genetic cancer predisposition syndrome called CMMRD which carries an extremely high risk of multiple cancers, from blood and bowel cancers to brain tumours.

Very recently a tumour was also detected in Orson's brain and he is scheduled for surgery on 15 March.

So we're taking on this challenge throughout March for our two kids, and for the 86 children who are diagnosed with cancer each month in Australia.

Together, we can help find a cure for childhood cancer and create safer, more effective treatments.

Please consider supporting our challenge, either by joining our team to help us fundraise or by making a donation, to change the lives of kids with cancer.

With love from Dom & Jess

Thank you to our Sponsors

$261

Angus Stuart

Good stuff Charlie! Sending love

$261

Matched Donation

$261

Kerry Cook

$261

Caroline Noonan-edwards

$261

Semalina Oxford

$261

Gerard Holmes

$261

Adam Westwood

$261

Matched Donation

$261

Chris Allen

$261

Marianne Nicholson

Go Rach 🏃🏿

$261

Shiner & Em

Lots of love to you guys xx

$250

Deb Dapice

$250

David Sattout

$250

Matched Donation

$209

Sharon Kittson

❤️❤️

$209

Tim Elbra & Family

$209

Nonna & Nonno

Go Team!

$209

Sam Martin

Hi Luke, hope to see you in October

$209

Emma Nicholson

Go you powerhouse!! 💪💪 xx

$209

James Craib

Well done sweetheart. This donation is from Wendy and me. Regards please to Dom and his family.

$157

Scott Lawrie Gallery

Great cause! Good luck and don’t wear your Manolo Blahniks!

$157

Trevor Keenan

$157

Jamie & Connaugh

$125

Sean & Sarah O’shea

$125

Elana Stone

So much love to you guys... xxx

$125

Sophie Farrell

$125

Benny Time

To infinity and beyond

$125

Ella Millard

Dommy, Jess, Rosa, Orson, walking with you on this journey. Love you so so so much, you incredible humans. <3 <3 <3

$125

Matched Donation

$125

Anna Robards

Love to the whole family. Xo

$125

Luke Escombe

$125

Paul Grocott

$125

Chloe And Claude Walker

Sending love to you and your family.

$125

Beach And Bay Vet

$125

Beach And Bay Vet

$125

Annette Mauer

Best of luck for this challenge. My love and thoughts are with you,Dom and your beautiful children.

$125

Margie May

$125

Elizabeth Gadsby

All our love. X

$125

Daniele Crosariol

Thinking of you all x

$125

Matched Donation

$125

Kimiko Grayson

Big hugs to you and all the other teams fundraising for those amazing and resilient little humans!

$125

Kim Sharples

Go Rachel You are doing a great service for Rosie and Orson and their family

$125

Gwen

Godspeed Claudia ❤️

$125

Sophie Trevitt

I'm so sorry to hear about Orson, Dom. Life is extremely unfair sometimes. Sending you and your whole family love.

$125

Ann Bartolo

Gooo Luke

$125

Matched Donation

$125

Kristi Mcmiken

Sending much love to your family, Jess. X

$125

Sara Hammond

Well done walking again and lots of love to the Santangelo family

$125

Gordana Sucur

$125

Stu And Dee Wilkinson

Keep those steps up! Xx

$120

Kylie Maxwell

Jess xx

$120

Peter Dunn

$120

Jesse Ferris

$104

Y

Great work!

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Carly Du Toit

Sending love and strength. x

$104

Bo Davies

Big hugs guys

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Amber Beilharz

Big love for your big heart x

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Tasman

❤❤❤

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Amy Donaldson

$104

Alice Mckaig

Walk on!

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Emily Pye

Happy birthday Jess! Doesn't sound very happy but I hope you get some moments ❤️. Sending all my love and thinking of you ❤️

$104

Emma Nicholson

Love you guys! ❤️

$104

Emma Nicholson

Go Rachie!!!! ❤️

$104

Claudia

With love and glitter from CC

$104

Luke Dubber

Love to the family brother.

$104

Anonymous

$104

Darren Westwood

Good work Luke, very proud of you

$104

Matched Donation

$104

The Banfields

Great work Sir... love from the Banfield Family!

$104

Jessica Stevens

$104

Daniel Crosariol

Thinking of you all and sending love x

$104

Claudia Crosariol

Love and kms of kisses

$104

Jeannette And Ross Walsh And Williams

Thinking of you all and sending love

$104

Kerry-ann Hugo

Good luck little walker x

$104

Peter And Marjon

😘

$104

Johnny, Samantha And Eva

Sending all our love and support team. Miss you ❤️

$104

Kellie Thorne

$100

Charlotte Craib

❤️

$100

M Hanna

$100

Tony Whatt

$100

Adeline Christine And Ed Eick

Thank you for taking this up... Love to Rosa and Orson.

$100

Edwina

From Edwina!

$100

Ro

$100

Jonathan Sharples

Go Rachy!!!!

$100

Eplumbing Estimators Pty Ltd

$100

Matched Donation

$90

Talia Browne

Lots of love to you all.

$90

Gina

Love you all. Xxx loving the images too, which would make a wonderful photo book. Xxxx

$90

Rowan Tan

$90

Kim Kitson

$90

Matched Donation

$90

Joey O'dwyer

$90

Norm Bradshaw

I am in

$90

Mike And Sammy Brightwood

$90

Hugh And Kate

❤️

$90

Penelope Whitten

Good on you. $1 a km😊

$90

Claire And Paul

A lot of love from our family to yours Claudia.

$90

Zoe

Love to all your fam and especially to Orson 💕

$90

Carmen Main

Love you x Proud of every step thus far, and every step to come.

$90

Sarwat Maqbool

You've got this!

$90

Luke Arnold

$90

Sam Ardasinski

Onya Bibi. Good luck with those final few Ks..

$89

Marilyn Omerovic

$86

Marley

Go Bibi xxx Such a worthy cause xxx

$86

David Jackson

Great work!

$86

Cj & Sita

😍

$69

Alex

You got this! Get those steps up around work xx

$63

Bree ????

$63

Debby James

Best wishes to you and your family Liz xx

$63

Hugh Hogan

❤️

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John Dennis

a wonderful idea for an essential cause. Sending you family much love Dom x (can't wait tomtry some of these hikes too 👍)

$63

Andrew Morson

$63

Isabella Bowen

Best wishes from the Bowen family ❤️

$63

Rafal Dabrowski

Good luck Dom

$63

Rebecca Jones

Thinking of your family and sending you lots of love!

$63

Melanie Parkinson

Go Rach! X

$63

Anonymous

$63

Thea Ben Yanni Sacha And Raphi Garber-greenwood

You guys are amazing people and incredible parents and we are so happy to be able to support your walk for kids cancer research. Sending you all so much love, and care. xx

$63

Matched Donation

$63

Liz Rummery

Sending love and strength, Jess. X

$63

Liz Rummery

All the best for Orson’s upcoming surgery.

$63

Vince Walsh

Go Anna! Great cause.

$63

Menios Constantinou

Onya Luke! Make sure you stretch

$63

Matched Donation

$63

Abby And Aaron O’neil

Lots of love to you all :)x

$63

Alarna Kladnig

🍑

$63

Anonymous

$63

Charlotte Craib

$63

Zoe Brand

$63

Karen Majoros

Go team go! All strength and love to you.

$63

Mouna Stone

I am so humbled by your little family’s strength and resilience. All my love and thoughts go to you. Xx And happy birthday Dom. Mouna.

$63

Priscilla Page

Hey Claudie, I heard about Dom’ s little girl last year and my heart broke for you all. I hope the money raised goes that little bit further to funding research towards a cure, and hope. Love to you all, April x

$63

Mandy Giddings

What a great reason to walk 86km. Good luck with your fundraising

$63

Erica Englert

Sending you my love and support

$63

Baz, Maz And Ginger

$63

Charlotte Craib

$63

Mel

Big love to you all xxx

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Nicky Peters

Sending you all lots of love from Wales and thinking of you all. Happy Birthday for tomorrow too Jess and a happy belated birthday to you Dom.

$63

Marcia Devlin

$63

Leanne Paris

$63

Kate Meyers

$63

Gareth Bennett

$63

Gareth Bennett

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Nicky Watts

Love to you all xxxxx

$63

Corinne Roberts

We’re with you Claudie, Dom and Jess!

$63

Virginia Stone

$63

Christopher Howe

You'll definitely need your wellies at the moment!! Good luck.

$63

Donné Restom

Sending all the loves to you and Jess and your littles xxx

$63

Claudia Santangelo

$63

Anonymous

❤️

$63

Matched Donation

$63

Bronwyn Campbell

$63

Katie Conroy

$63

Jill Parker

Go Charlotte! Such a worthy cause. My very best wishes to the family you are supporting 💖

$63

Denisse Leyton

Nice work Claudia! A fantastic cause. I hope you surpass your target X

$63

Jo Blackman

Go Luke.

$63

Jon Cobham

Well done and thank you for raising awareness and money for cancer. Good luck completing your challenge Elizabeth.

$63

Christopher Langlois

$63

Marie Clissold

$63

Mike Asquith

Amid all the shitty things going on in the world, it’s nice to hear about actions like this. Keep going Luke!

$63

Kevin Markwell

$63

The Chealies

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Anonymous

$63

Rachel Chalain

Such a great job 👏

$63

Jacqueline Hornjik

Good work Luke, may this sh**hole cancer be gone for good.

$63

Pru & Ethan Rolff

Thinking of you and your family. All the best for the walk.

$63

Eliza Dallwitz

$63

Elle Wright

$63

Matched Donation

$63

Jen Ayoub

Sending lots of love to you all! xx

$63

Lauren O'connell

$63

Janine Delahunty

In support of you and beautiful children like your Rosa and Orson to find a cure

$63

Constanza Vergara

I wish I could do more to help you and your family.

$63

Pauline Moloney

$63

Hettie Nicholson-sharples

Good job mum! I hope you do well. Xx

$63

Louise Maher

Jess and Dom you both inspire beyond words, your beautiful children are so lucky to call you their parents. What a Team ! xxx

$63

Matched Donation

$60

Rachel Sharples

$60

Kylie Maxwell

Go team go !!

$60

Elizabeth Christopher

$60

Ben Goldsmith

$60

Jason Hampton-taylor

So glad I know you!

$60

Jen Bostock

Sending you all lots of love and strength xxx

$60

Colleen Wright

Go girl proud of you

$60

Delcie Wardrop

Happy Birthday 🎈🥳🎉 Jess, here's to finding a cure!

$60

Matched Donation

$60

Shani Moffat

$60

Liz Evans

For Amity, Rosa and Orion with love

$60

Jessica Darcy

We can't wait to see you back at school soon Orson! From Lillian and Family xx

$60

Matched Donation

$52

Chris Harrop

Good man Luke

$52

Matched Donation

$52

Matilda Mroz

Love you Bibi! Sending you and all the family my love xxx

$52

Alice And Ros Hansen

$52

Kerry Andersson

You can do it bb! Proud of you! Let’s kick cancer in the dick xx

$52

Marilyn Swift

$52

Anonymous

$52

Brooke Stapleton

Sponsoring you one blister on your trek for a very much needed cause. Love to your family xx

$52

Anonymous

$52

Karin Escombe-wolhuter

Happy walking 👏👏👏❤️

$52

Matched Donation

$52

Sam Johnson

$52

Alley Brown

Sending all my love to you and Rosa and Orson and their family. I hope you reach your goal. 💜

$52

Matthew Henstock

Well done Luke & happy belated birthday!

$52

Christine Leahy

$52

Corinne Hollier

$52

Nina

$52

Debbie And Rob Notara

$50

Matched Donation

$50

Anonymous

Flick mud into the eyes of your pathetic rivals! You will outcharity them all!

$50

Pearce Family

$50

Matched Donation

$50

Nick

Nice work, darling!

$50

Jessica Alice

We love you Rosa and Orson x

$50

Tim Frogley

Good luck Luke - a great cause.

$42

Paige Smith

$42

Matched Donation

$42

Alexa Dodd

Sending you all the strength and love

$42

Anne

That’s a bloody great thing you’re doing ❤️

$42

Emma-lea

Xxx

$42

Asha Bradley

So much love to you, Dom and your gorgeous kids xx

$42

Matched Donation

$42

Mia Thornton

Go Claudie! You’ve got this. Happy to do some of the walking with you too.

$42

Sally Grant

$42

Taryn Stenvei

$42

Matched Donation

$42

Anonymous

$42

Fi And Jules Santangelo

$42

Alison Lockwood

Hi Dom and Jessica, I was devastated to hear that Alison also has CMMRD. I googled it to find out a bit more about the condition. Rosa and Orson are exceptionally delightful children and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your courage to maintain a happy positive family life is exemplary much love Mrs Alison.

$42

Brigitte Tenni

Well done Rach xxoo

$42

Philippa

Fantastic effort Rebecca ❤️

$42

Kathy Barbeler

$42

Gen Morley

Go Charlie, well done!

$42

Matched Donation

$42

Ivan Shin

Hope your friends and their dear kids remain hopeful as medical researchers endeavour to find even better diagnostics and treatments.

$42

Murray And Jacky Gibbs

$42

Sarah Rettke

$42

Brita List

$42

Amelia Kerr

Go Liz!

$42

Pip Muir

Much love to you all, you incredible family! Xx

$42

Anonymous

$42

Matched Donation

$42

Kate Holmdahl

Sending loads of love and strength for every step along the way xx

$42

Daniel Kennedy

$42

Anonymous

$42

Summer Mucha

Thinking of you guys.

$42

Aimee Sing

$42

Abbé Lunn

$42

Cathy Scott

You go girl 👊🏻

$42

Matched Donation

$42

Carla Alexandra

Happy trails Claudia!! Well done on such a great initiative!

$40

Dominic Santangelo

Swim, buoy!

$40

Grace Stockwell

Elizabeth such a great thing to do to support not only your family but for all families who suffer and are affected by this destructive disease. Love your work.

$40

Kimberley Chaumont

$40

Matched Donation

$40

Belinda Brown

Best of luck Luke

$40

Dominic Santangelo

Go squid!

$40

Trish Mcglashan

You go Nurse Anna 🥰

$40

John Abra

Just keep walking, just keep walking! We are all right behind you and your family. Best wishes to them. Love the photo!

$40

Sonja Baylis

I am so proud of your courage, resilience and commitment to this worthy and personal cause, Elizabeth. It is a privilege to know you and thank you for sharing your personal stories with us.

$40

Karishma Mathur

$31

Becca

Go Team! xx

$31

Jess Mccreath

💕

$31

Jason

Go team Rosa and Orson!!!

$31

Bernadette Gould

$31

Anonymous

❤️

$31

James Craib

It's great that you're doing this, lots of love ❤

$31

Matched Donation

$31

Andrew J Martinez

Good work Liz :). Miss working with you

$31

Amber Jacobus

Good on ya Sassy xxx

$31

Matched Donation

$25

Cherry Beckett

These boots were made for walking...

$25

Janelle Imber

$25

Matched Donation

$21

Maeve

Good on you x

$21

Anonymous

$21

Matched Donation

$21

Rebecca Meyers Dean

$21

Simon Starling

$21

Matched Donation

$21

Brenda Logan

$21

Amy Schwebel

Wonderful cause. Good luck!

$21

Ashlinne Ingram

$21

Danielle Notara

$21

Anonymous

$21

Mary Samoluk

$21

Matched Donation

$21

Jessica, Luke & Ruby X

Love you! Happy walking to you and Becca x

$21

Taryn Blight

$21

Anonymous

$21

Sean Whelan

Go you good thing. Cancer really sucks. Love you. x

$21

Anonymous

$21

Jess Wilms

$21

Matched Donation

$21

Judy Ann

Fantastic job Luke

$21

John Chesher

$21

Leila Lentini

$15

Erin Kester

Sending love to you my beautiful friend xxx and to Rosa and Orson too xxx

$13

Melanie Laing

Sorry I can't afford more 💜

$10

Anonymous

$10

Ej

$10

Alejandra Martínez

$10

Matched Donation

$10

Erin Kester

$5

Charlotte Craib

I am conquering km to help find a cure for childhood cancer.