Survivor aims to ‘mobilise’ cancer patients

2015-06-02 06:00
Kim Lowe is raising funds for charity.
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Kim Lowe is raising funds for charity. Photo: supplied

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FOR Upper Highway mum Kim Lowe, running has always been second nature to her. She has participated in three Comrades and has won medals for many local and national races.

This year the 42-year-old participated in the Valley Run on 30 May to raise funds for the Lettie Love Fund. This non- profit fund supports families with cancer patients financially, emotionally and physically.

“This year’s Valley Run will be supporting The Lettie Love Fund and raising money to buy a vehicle that will transport cancer patients from their home to their treatment and back,” she said.

Being a cancer survivor Lowe said this fund is something she holds close to her heart.

Most people do not know the struggle cancer patients have to endure to get to treatment.

“Imagine having to wake up at the early hours of the morning, only to walk many kilometers to get public transport to a hospital for treatment.

“Then at the hospital one has to wait in a queue for treatment, undergo chemotherapy and then try to get public transport back home. It is awful.

“My aim is to raise funds to help the fund buy a car and get the patients from A to B and back, without having to stress about transportation.”

Describing herself as organised, Lowe said that people should never judge a cancer sufferer or survivor.

Her role model is Lance Armstrong and people should know his story, his cancer journey before one judges him she said.

She thanked her family for supporting her through the race and her journey with cancer.

“No matter who you are, you are ultimately no better or worse than anyone else. We each have our own talents and abilities and we should respect each other rather than have the delusion of superiority and entitlement,” she said

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