Posted on July 2, 2015 by Matthew McNamara

City2Surf 2015 – LTL running for the Kinghorn Cancer Centre

Rare and lucky, are those who can say that their lives have not been touched by cancer. For some of us cancer is experienced at arm’s length, for others it is a battle fought at close quarters.

Medical breakthroughs mean that increasingly the battle is ultimately won; but for far too many others the outcome is the absence from their lives of someone who was central: a wife, a mother, a sister.

This year one of our own experienced that loss. For that reason we unanimously decided that in entering a team in the 2015 City2Surf, LTL would throw our support behind the Kinghorn Cancer Centre.

A joint facility of St Vincent’s Hospital and the Garvan Institute, the Kinghorn Cancer Centre is a world class facility that brings “together researchers and clinicians onto a single site…. fosters laboratory research directly driven by clinical challenges, “a bedside to bench” model, and enables research findings to be rapidly translated into clinical application for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer, with the prospect of improving cancer outcomes for all Australians.”

I ask for your support, not for us but for those who have benefited from the Centre and for the countless others who will continue to be helped as its research is applied in clinical settings across Australia and the world.

The goal of our 9 runners and the rest of the firm is modest: to raise $4000.00.

Please help us do this by donating directly to the Centre via our supporters page and for those of you based in Sydney, please keep an eye out for our runners on the day and cheer them on.  Thank you.

Matthew McNamara