Ivana lost her mother Sandra on 06-12-2015 to Multiple Myeloma, a terminal blood cancer. This attacked her bone marrow and for her, it was extremely aggressive. Walking Stars 2019 donations help to provide free services for cancer patients and their families. Also included are nursing, psychology, accommodation and voluntary transport to people in the community.
Since Sandra’s passing scientists have discovered genes to potentially switch these cells on or off. They also shed light on new therapeutic targets for the disease. In New Zealand, there are 63 people diagnosed with cancer every single day.
Ivana is taking part in a night-time Walking Stars 2019 half marathon raising funds to support New Zealanders affected by cancer. This is in memory of Sandra and anyone going through or been through the cancer journey.
Please support my fundraising efforts by making a donation using the ‘Give Now’ link. Thank you so much for your generosity!