Katherine Garside

Move It

My Activity Tracking

150
kms

My target 252 kms

I'm Moving It this September in memory of my parents Hilary and Paul Flynn

After losing both Mum and Dad in recent months to pancreatic cancer, this is a cause very close to my heart.

If you are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer tomorrow there is only a 10% chance you will be alive in 5 years.

Dad fought a long brave battle with this disease. After his diagnosis in October 2019, he endured a 9 hour whipple operation where they removed his pancreas, a third of his stomach, his gallbladder and spleen. He completed four months of chemotherapy before he had a bowel obstruction, needed another surgery and was too sick to continue with chemo. The cancer then came back.

Mum diligently cared for Dad over this time until she suddenly became ill, also with pancreatic cancer. Mum passed away in April within a week of diagnosis. Dad’s battle ended shortly after in July. 

We were told there is no known reason why pancreatic cancer would affect both Mum and Dad. As the Oncologist put it, it's just "really bad luck".

This September I am walking 63km each week in memory of my much loved and missed parents and the 63 people who die from pancreatic cancer each week in Australia.


Please support me in helping fundraise for life-saving pancreatic cancer research to improve survival rates and quality of life. 

My Achievements

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1.02k

Chambers Russell Lawyers

You’re amazing @katflynn! X

$515

Naomi Ford

I’m so sorry Katherine. Your parents would be so proud of you x

$515

Ian Garside

My DIL, So proud of you. Much love, Your FIL.

$500

Charles Milazzo

Katherine a great cause - you are a champion!

$261

Cindy Martin

You should be so proud of yourself. Well done Katherine.

$261

Siobhan D

Your Mum and Dad would be so proud of you Kat ❤️ and hugs xxx

$261

Andrew Jordan

$261

Paul Wyatt

Such a wonderful thing you are doing in memory of your parents. They would be proud.

$261

Natalie Druce

So much love and strength to you both ❤️

$250

Charles Thornley

All the best on the road

$208.80

George Poriters

$200

Rachel Delaney

Sending you best wishes and good footwear

$175

Steph Favotto

Thinking of you, Kat xx

$160.44

Anne Flynn

Love and support with you every step of the way 💖. You are amazing. X

$156.60

Simon Paterson

Great cause Katherine, sorry to hear the story of your parents, no family deserves that, my best wishes.

$156.60

Seamus

Great cause. Go Katherine!

$156.60

Braith Gilchrist

My thoughts are with you Katherine.

$154.51

Namrata

Sending you love, Kat xx

$125.28

Veronica Lee

$120

Nicola & Reedy

You’re amazing. Love you xx

$104.40

Aimy Roshan

Thinking of you Kat.

$104.40

Katherine Garside

$104.40

Tarek Taher

Such a great cause Katherine. We support you all the way!

$104.40

Richard And Zoe Collins

$104.40

Hai-van Nguyen

You are such an inspiration Kat. Your mum and dad would be so proud of you right now.

$104.40

Susie Flynn

$104.40

Daniel Murray

$104.40

Helen Lee

Your parents were lovely people! xo

$104.40

Ash And Georgia

Such a wonderful cause. Thinking of you and good luck!

$104.40

Mark A

Thoughts are very much with you Katherine, you’re showing incredible strength.

$104.40

William Shrubb

Thinking of you and Susie

$104.40

Stephanie Kortt

$104.40

Alex Nikolovski

Great cause. Best wishes.

$104.40

Charlotte Mitchell

Sending you all of my love and support and thinking of you always. Xx

$104.40

Charli Hodierne

What a great cause and such a difference you have made already! Sending you all our love Kat ❤ I'll be thinking of you and your parents on my walks during September

$104.40

Ricky Skurnik

I am so sorry for your loss, Kat & Susie.

$104.40

Alissia Iaconis

$104.40

Donna Devlin

Your amazing Kat. Job well done

$104.40

Michael

Such a great initiative. Thinking of you Kat. Good luck!!

$104.40

Carly Edgar

Sending love xx

$104.40

Helen Browne

Sending you lots of love Katherine. Such a wonderful cause and best wishes for the walk each week xx

$104.40

Ava Hurley

$100

Andrea Stauber

$100

Daphne

Thinking of you Kat x

$100

Sophie Grosset

Love you Kitty

$100

Greta Marks

Sending all my love to you and Susie and the whole Flynn Fam. xx

$100

C L

$100

Kelly Smith

$100

Lisa Barsby

Go girl! So proud of you Xox

$100

Matt Harbich

$78.30

Candace

Hi Katherine, A friend of mine on LinkedIn liked your post and I felt compelled to support you. I cannot even imagine having both parents pass away from pancreatic cancer around the same time. My Dad was diagnosed in 2017 with Stage IV pancreatic cancer, but thankfully he has survived.

$78.30

Emily Masters

Amazing cause, sending all the best to you Kat!

$78.30

Kate Frazer

Love you Katti and Sus x

$78.30

Sam Gray

Great cause and great way to honour your parents and hopefully your fund raising will contribute to a brighter future for those diagnosed going forward

$78.30

Pauline Fleitz

$78.30

Sinead Barry

Sending so much love Kat, well done for taking positive action during such pain. So much love from London.

$78.30

Anonymous

Great initiative Kat and thats also a really long way to walk each week. Thanks also for shedding light on a disease that I don't really know anything about.

$78.30

Sarah Hogg

Sending love and support your way x

$78.30

Gabriella Barry

Your parents would be so proud of what you are doing to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer.

$78.30

Susan Neville

Our thoughts are with you and yours Kat.

$78.30

Matt Magraith

Katherine - Wishing you happier days and that your parents legacy lives on. Good on you for getting out there,! Great challenge, great cause.

$78.30

Anella Bortone

Good luck you amazing woman! xx

$78.30

Emma Cullinane

I will always remember your mum and dad's kindness when we stayed with them on our world tour. They were so good to us, and we laughed a lot. I'm so sorry to hear this, and so sorry for your loss. Love to you and Susie

$78.30

Helen And Derry

Lots of love 💕

$75

Katrina Kernick

$75

Stacey Konstan

$63

Emily Peters

$52.20

Megan Burke

Sending lots of love Kat xx

$52.20

Steve S

$52.20

Sarah Morgan

$52.20

Rosie Elford

I am sorry for your loss Katherine. Take care of yourself and good luck with the walking.

$52.20

Gareth Barry

Brilliant Well Done.👍

$52.20

Ash Renton

Thinking of you Kat. Well done on creating awareness for this horrible disease 💜

$52.20

Ruth Thevathasan

$52.20

Mal

Go Katherine!

$52.20

Rachel Montgomery

$52.20

Laurie Plant

$52.20

Alana Hudson

$52.20

Claire Mckenzie

$52.20

Georgina Long

$52.20

Michelle R.

This story of your beautiful parents broke my heart. My grandad also had pancreatic cancer. Sending love to you Kat, good on you for championing this cause.

$52.20

Kimberly Zoglmeyer

💛

$52.20

Jayce

Sending love to you and Susie x

$52.20

Victoria Luther

$52.20

Leigh Parker

I am so sorry for your loss Katherine. I cannot imagine how hard it must be. Take very good care of yourself. Leigh

$52.20

Larissa And Paolo

Our hearts go out to you and your family ❤️

$52.20

Sophie Mcleod

$50

Gemma K

Love to you both xx

$50

Barney Mcdonald

$50

Kawshalya Manisegaran

Sending you and Susie so much love ❤

$50

Katharine Fenn

$50

Milly Pointon

$41.76

Josh W

Thinking of you & Susie

$41.76

Anam Khan

Good luck kat, cheering you on. Always here for a chat when you need. Lots of love oxox

$38.63

Elise Horne

Such a tough time for you and your sister Kat. Sending lots of love and admiration for what you're doing to raise money and awareness. Your Mum and Dad would be proud no doubt. Xo

$38.63

Ash Schneider

So sorry for your losses Kat xx

$38.63

Kellie Orr

$38.63

Katie Caldow

$38.63

Alex Anthony

Thinking of you and Susie

$38.63

Clarissa

Sending you lots of love Kat! An amazing cause and thinking of you and your family. Heartbreaking & horrible disease. Your parents would be so proud! X

$38.63

Jacquie

So sorry to hear about the loss if your parents Kat. Great cause, keep well.

$38.63

Lisa Baxter

Sending love and strength to you and your family, Kat xx

$38.63

Zina Ieseanu

😘

$38.63

Claire Geldard

$37

Sally Jooste

Really to sorry to hear this happened to your family. Wishing you the best for your walk.

$37

Veronica Seeto

$31.32

Graham Brocklebank

They are very proud of you

$20.88

Anonymous

$20.88

James Lee

$20.88

Claire Sadler

$20.88

Matt Harris

$20.88

Lisa Millen

Good on you Kat xx

$20.88

Caitlin Eaton

$15.66

Natalie Carey

$10.44

Louise & Ricky Nicholas