Mia Cooke

Move It

My Activity Tracking

35
kms

My target 63 kms

I'm Moving It this September!

This September, I'm walking 63km for the 63 Australians who die from pancreatic cancer each week. 

Pancreatic cancer is now the 3rd biggest cancer killer of Australians, and because early-stage pancreatic cancer rarely causes symptoms, the survival rates are devastating.

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

But research can change this. Your support will fund life-saving pancreatic cancer research and improve survival rates.

So this September, I'm challenging myself to get up, get moving and walk 63km.

Please make a donation to support my challenge and help fund life-changing pancreatic cancer research. 

 

My Achievements

My Updates

Walk 16

Thursday 16th Sep
Had a very soulful walk with Lisa.p tonight. Since Mum died feathers seem to often appear. I’m not looking for them , they even float by when I’m under the sea. The more it happened the more I felt a sense of Mum gently sending me encouragement, comfort and love. Lisa shared with me how birds are special to her too. As we spoke Lorikeets, Rosellas and a Magpie flew by. Thanks for sharing with me Lisa - birds of a feather flock together 🦜

Walk 15

Wednesday 15th Sep
Two for the price of one today. Dear Sue and Cynthia, mums old special friends. We sat and ate our caramelo koalas and Sue fed the magpie some chocolate. I said you can’t feed that to the magpies. Sue said just like your mum except she would have said ‘Sue you can’t F$&@N feed that to the magpies!’ Thanks Sue and Cynthia - you made me laugh .

Walk 14

Tuesday 14th Sep
The strong, caring and hard working hands of Jude. One of mums oldest and dearest friends. Someone who has been in our lives since I was a kid. Truly is good for the soul to reconnect with people. Especially those who share in the deep sadness of missing someone as special as mum Jude waves hi to you Mum wherever you may be 🌹

Amendment to Walk 13

Tuesday 14th Sep
I need to amend my Comments from Walk 13. 
Stanley you were my third walk with a dog. 
Eddie and Nancy I’m terribly sorry for overlooking my walks with you. Please accept my apologies. 

Walk 13

Monday 13th Sep
My first walk in September with the four legged kind! Stanley made for a perfect companion, didn’t interrupt me, listened intently the whole walk and didn’t ask for a treat! Pity his owner wasn’t as well behaved🤣 No wonder Mum loved animals so much - even more than people !! 🐕‍🦺

Walk 12

Sunday 12th Sep
Even with a sore foot Pam joined me on her E bike for today’s walk. Was hoping she didn’t short circuit when the waves crashed over the sea wall and splashed her. Good to have a laugh, Mum was very good at laughing 😂

Walking Vacancies

Sunday 12th Sep
Apart from tomorrow (mon 13sept) every walk is available for someone to join me (if they would like!)
Walks depart springs around 4, stopping at IGA for treat, stopping again in little beach hut to consume treat  and finishing back at springs. Total duration roughly 1hr. 
Feel free to message me if you  are interested 
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Walk 11

Saturday 11th Sep
Grey day, made brighter with Felicity’s beautiful orange coat. The coat once belonged to Deb, a dear friend to Felicity, who also lost her life to pancreatic cancer. I also knew Deb and she was young, adventurous, intelligent and full of life. Way too young to die. I often reflect on how many of my friends have been impacted by this cruel cancer. Makes the walking, talking and raising of funds seem all the more important so maybe there are better outcomes for people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the future

Walk 10

Friday 10th Sep
Feeling tired today and not motivated to walk. After my walk with Tamara, things felt a whole lot better. We sat and watched Jessie and Lachie play on the rocks by the sea as we shared memories about our mums. Both our mums died of pancreatic cancer, both aged 63 and both vibrant, strong, kind, beautiful women who died to soon. We continue to walk without Marion and Anne in our lives, but their love, strength and spirit remain in our hearts. ❤️❤️

For you Anne 😘

Thursday 9th Sep

Walk 9

Thursday 9th Sep
Really shaking things up with Shayleigh! Mum would love it not only did she j walk both times we crossed the road to the IGA she requested beer for her treat. As for me sorry Mum I stuck to my oj Cheers to Anne !

Walk 8

Wednesday 8th Sep
I have always had a lot of Anne’s in my life - one of them is my old friend from high school . So wonderful to catch up and reminisce over a bottle of oj.

Walk 7

Tuesday 7th Sep
It’s been so great walking each afternoon. Breaking mums rules and sharing funny stories about her. So nice to have a walk and laugh with Sam Baker today.

Walk 6

Monday 6th Sep
Another lovely spring day. I persuaded Happy with a caramello koala to join me.

Walk 5

Sunday 5th Sep
Thanks for joining me Dad - part of the cause is donating money (just saying!) 😂🤣

Walk 4

Saturday 4th Sep
I do the same walk each afternoon . Starting from springs, I stroll along the promenade to the IGA, where Mum worked for many years. There were numerous behaviours that really annoyed her. One of these was not crossing the road at the pedestrian crossing. So, every walk there is mandatory J walking - especially for you Mum. Even Ken got in on the act today ❤️

Day 4

Saturday 4th Sep
Sun is back out, birds are chirping and legs are reading for walking!

Walk 3

Friday 3rd Sep
Despite the rain Jessie and I shared a wonderful walk. Drenched Jessie said ‘ I’m not doing this because I want to mum, I’m doing it for Granny’

Day 3

Friday 3rd Sep
Red sky in morning … might be a wet walk this afternoon

Walk 2

Thursday 2nd Sep
Nice way to finish the day with Jessie and Andrew remembering Granny

Day 2

Thursday 2nd Sep
Sunshine 🌞 another beautiful day for walking ! What a start to September

Walk 1

Wednesday 1st Sep
Sun was out, lovely stroll with Annie C completed.

Day 1

Wednesday 1st Sep
These shoes were made for walking. What a beautiful day for my first walk.

Thanks

Tuesday 17th Aug
Wow my target was reached in one night. Thank you ! 
 Looking forward to September daily walks 🦵🥰

Thank you to my Sponsors

$250

Point Lonsdale Iga

Missed by all the IGA team & customers.

$154.51

Judy Newey

Great job you,re doing Mia. Mum would be so proud of you. Remembering her is easy, I do it every day

$104.40

The Baker’s Xx

Such an important cause to walk for,. It is a lovely way to honour your Mum. Let’s hope they find a cure 💙

$104.40

Bay City Scuba

Here you go Mia!!!

$104.40

Mark & Kerri Chambers

Well done Mia. Very proud of you!

$104.40

Emma Cooke

$100

Pam And Joc

You will be making your Mum proud. We realise that the two of us combined do not go near what you had with your wonderful Mum, but we're here for you as 'step in' Mums, sisters and friends. Wishing you the very best with your endeavour to raise funds to research this insidious disease. Lotsa love - Pam & Joc xxoo

$100

Anonymous

$78.30

Jan Nienaber

$78.30

Amy Vorrath

Good luck Mia

$78.30

Peart Family

I know you would walk to the end of the earth for your beautiful mum 💕 thank you for your effort in raising awareness and funds for Pancreatic cancer research.

$78.30

Vauna Jaensch

$75

Trevor Lea

$63.68

Monica Clemow

A lovely way to remember Anne and support treatment and research. I'm so enjoying the snippets with the different walking buddies each day.

$52.20

Felicity Thyer

Thanks so much Mia for doing this. It is an honour to be able to support you. Fxx

$52.20

Deb Brunt

Love to you Mia a wonderful thing for you to do in memory of your mum 💓💓

$52.20

Ray Family

Well done Mia

$52.20

Sandra M

Anything for my GM & so worth it xxx

$52.20

Leanne Saunders

Big hugs to you Mia. Xx

$52.20

Annie

$52.20

Lynlee & Keith Thomson

Awesome effort Mia great to see you getting lots of support. Mum would be very proud I loved your beautiful Mum too. Xx

$52.20

Kirsty

$52.20

Samantha Bakker

Your precious mum would be so proud of you and your family Mia. I think of Ann every time I jaywalk😀. Catch you for a walk one afternoon. X

$50

Belinda Hynson

Well done Mia Sending love 💓 I loved your beautiful mum 💓

$50

Louise Window

Love to walk with you Love to honour your beautiful Mum

$50

Val Klugg

$50

Tracey Chambers

Wishing you all the best for your walk in memory of your beautiful Mum. Love Trace xxx

$50

Anonymous

Well done Mia xx 💛

$50

Anonymous

$38.63

Anonymous

Go Mia!

$38.63

Donna Martin

Enjoy your lovely walks for your Mum.

$38.63

Donna Chiller

I’ll join you for a walk!

$38.63

Suzie

Cancer sucks! So happy to support this Mia. I think of your awesome Mum often. xx

$38.63

Joanna Monahan

Great effort Mia! Anne would be so proud 😘

$38.63

Dennis Van Hees

❤️❤️❤️ much love

$38.63

Ali Waight

How the whole of Lonny loved your Mum Mia! She was one in a million! Good luck with the walking, great job! X

$37

Susannah Blair

Very courageous of you Mia. A brutal cancer - has affected my family too. Thinking of your wonderful mum Anne always makes me smile 🙏🏻💗

$31.32

Frances O'shea

Well done Mia. Great effort. Would love to walk with you one day.

$31.32

Lorie Meban

Wonderful cause for a beautiful lady xx

$31.32

Deb Stewart

What a great way to honour the memory of your beautiful mum

$31.32

Shayleigh Chapman

$31.32

Sheree

Beautiful effort sugar, I’d walk with you anywhere.

$31.32

Pat And Leigh Chambers

Thank you Mia for doing this in memory of your beautiful Mum xx

$26.10

Carlene Mckay

Well done Mia!!

$25

Carol Chambers

Hello Mia Anne would be extremely proud of you. Love Carol

$20.88

Daniel

🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜

$20.88

Bec Monahan

It’s a wonderful thing you’re doing Mia in memory of your beautiful mum ❤️

$20.88

Allan Buckley

go girl

$20

Cameron-johnston Family

Lots of love for your journey and remembrance of your dear Mum. Xxx Jacquie and Michelle.

$20

Marika Norton

$10

Maddi Millard