Erin Johnson

Erin Johnson

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation
$4,196.55 given
$3,200 goal
Erin Johnson
Erin Johnson
$4,196.55 given
$3,200 my goal

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1272 days ago, Erin Johnson created this page in support of Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.

With the help of Johnda's Joggers, Erin Johnson gave everything:

  • They posted 21 times.

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 57 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $4,196.55.

My Story

On the 6th of December 2013, just 3 days after our youngest child celebrated his first birthday, a very large tumour was discovered in Ben’s brain during a CT scan on his sinuses. Ben (AKA Johnda) had not shown any symptoms aside from some sinus pain that had been irritating him on and off for a few weeks that had led him to see his GP a few times. Pathology reports have shown that he has a mixed anaplastic oligoastrocytoma.

Ben is my best friend and my husband. He is a brilliant father, a...

On the 6th of December 2013, just 3 days after our youngest child celebrated his first birthday, a very large tumour was discovered in Ben’s brain during a CT scan on his sinuses. Ben (AKA Johnda) had not shown any symptoms aside from some sinus pain that had been irritating him on and off for a few weeks that had led him to see his GP a few times. Pathology reports have shown that he has a mixed anaplastic oligoastrocytoma.

Ben is my best friend and my husband. He is a brilliant father, a wonderful brother, son, uncle, and friend. Our lives, and our children’s lives, have been drastically changed forever. 

Neither of us knew much about brain cancer. It is something you hear about but automatically lump it in the “that couldn't possibly happen as we are too young” category. Little did we know that Ben is actually in the “right” age bracket for having brain cancer. Put very simplistically, you also tend to assume that you can just have some surgery, some radiotherapy and some chemotherapy and cancer is dealt with. That is not the case here. Treatment buys time, it is not a cure.

Soon after Ben’s diagnosis I started thinking about what we could do to help, what I could do that would be positive. I soon discovered the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation (formally known as Cure for Life Foundation) which was founded by internationally renowned Neurosurgeon Dr. Charlie Teo in 2001. CBC are the largest dedicated fundraiser for brain cancer research in Australia. 

So with the help of my brother Shane, friends Jess and Lucinda, and my brilliant sister in law Kellie who created our logo, we started working on the idea of Johnda’s Joggers. This is my first “fun” run and I will be taking part in the 10 kilometre course. 

Here are some facts....(from here: http://www.curebraincancer.org.au/page/8/facts-stats)

  • Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in adults under 40.
  • It is also the leading cause of cancer death in children.
  • In 2012, brain cancer only received 3% of federal government cancer research funding. 
  • Brain cancer has a very high mortality rate, and survival rates have hardly changed for 30 years, despite significant increases in survival for Australians diagnosed with other types of cancer, such as leukaemia and breast cancer. 
  • Brain cancer costs more per patient than any other cancer, yet only receives a small fraction of cancer research funding. 

Please help me help CBC and the thousands of people living with brain cancer by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, the greater the impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, it really means so much to me. And if you would like to join our team just send me an email at johndasjoggers@gmail.com. We would love to have you join us!

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Johnda's Joggers

Jj logo edit june14

We did it! We have raised a total of $50,000!!!!
(we separately donated $8,486 to Cure Brain Cancer Foundation for our High Tea held on 20/7/14).  

What an amazing debut fundraising event! Thank you so much to everyone for your support, your g...

We did it! We have raised a total of $50,000!!!!
(we separately donated $8,486 to Cure Brain Cancer Foundation for our High Tea held on 20/7/14).  

What an amazing debut fundraising event! Thank you so much to everyone for your support, your generous donations and your help in raising awareness of brain cancer.

Go Johnda's Joggers!! We will be doing the 15km at the City2Sea in November (join us if you wish! email johndasjoggers@gmail.com), and we will be back with another big fundraising run in 2015.

 -Erin & Johnda

 Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in people under 40 as well as being the leading cause of cancer deaths in children. *Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2012. ACIM (Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality) Books. AIHW: Canberra.

It’s the sort of thing you hear happens to other people, not to people you know.

Recently, our good mate Johnda was diagnosed with brain cancer. Johnda is a happily married 38 year old with two pre school aged children, who loves playing golf, the Geelong Cats and having a beer with his mates. Needless to say, his diagnosis has come as a shock to his family and friends so we wanted to create this team to show our support and raise much needed funds required for brain cancer research in Australia.

We would like to involve as many people as possible to help us support the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. Whether it is through participation in The Age Run Melbourne and collecting donations, or by donating in support of a team member. We will be pushing ourselves to run further than we ever have before by taking part in either the 5km walk/run, the 10km run or half marathon (21km).

Brain cancer research receives very little funding. In 2012, brain cancer only received 3% of federal government cancer research funding. *NHMRC Grant Application Round 2012

Help us help Johnda and the 1600 other people just like him that are diagnosed with brain cancer every year in Australia by donating to our team via one of our team members. Click on the “Give Now” button above to donate and then share our story with others by clicking the “Share” button. Or if you are up for the challenge, join our team and start raising funds yourself (contact  johndasjoggers@gmail.com)

For more information on the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation go to www.curebraincancer.org.au

You can also follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johndasjoggers

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Johnda's Joggers

Jj logo edit june14

We did it! We have raised a total of $50,000!!!!
(we separately donated $8,486 to Cure Brain Cancer Foundation for our High Tea held on 20/7/14).  

What an amazing debut fundraising event! Thank you so much to everyone for your support, your g...

We did it! We have raised a total of $50,000!!!!
(we separately donated $8,486 to Cure Brain Cancer Foundation for our High Tea held on 20/7/14).  

What an amazing debut fundraising event! Thank you so much to everyone for your support, your generous donations and your help in raising awareness of brain cancer.

Go Johnda's Joggers!! We will be doing the 15km at the City2Sea in November (join us if you wish! email johndasjoggers@gmail.com), and we will be back with another big fundraising run in 2015.

 -Erin & Johnda

 Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in people under 40 as well as being the leading cause of cancer deaths in children. *Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2012. ACIM (Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality) Books. AIHW: Canberra.

It’s the sort of thing you hear happens to other people, not to people you know.

Recently, our good mate Johnda was diagnosed with brain cancer. Johnda is a happily married 38 year old with two pre school aged children, who loves playing golf, the Geelong Cats and having a beer with his mates. Needless to say, his diagnosis has come as a shock to his family and friends so we wanted to create this team to show our support and raise much needed funds required for brain cancer research in Australia.

We would like to involve as many people as possible to help us support the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. Whether it is through participation in The Age Run Melbourne and collecting donations, or by donating in support of a team member. We will be pushing ourselves to run further than we ever have before by taking part in either the 5km walk/run, the 10km run or half marathon (21km).

Brain cancer research receives very little funding. In 2012, brain cancer only received 3% of federal government cancer research funding. *NHMRC Grant Application Round 2012

Help us help Johnda and the 1600 other people just like him that are diagnosed with brain cancer every year in Australia by donating to our team via one of our team members. Click on the “Give Now” button above to donate and then share our story with others by clicking the “Share” button. Or if you are up for the challenge, join our team and start raising funds yourself (contact  johndasjoggers@gmail.com)

For more information on the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation go to www.curebraincancer.org.au

You can also follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johndasjoggers

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