Every step is a gift - Darci Thompson

05 May 2014, Supporting the Malaghan Institute

Darci took part in the Run for Research this year in memory of her father, who died a mere nine months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Darci was also running in memory of her partner of 12 years, Keith, who passed away from cancer just two months and 18 days from diagnosis.

“I have spent a lot of time in cancer wards. Cancer can touch everybody, everyone thinks it can’t but it can. A lot of people leave too soon – and so I do my bit.”

“I run because I can where others can't. Even when it's hard and it hurts, I'm thankful I can do it. Every step is a gift.”

Darci chose to support the Malaghan Institute because “the researchers are top notch, are doing some cutting-edge work, and getting the word out about their research.”

“Malaghan is very close to my heart.”

This article features in the May 2014 issue of our Scope newsletter (Issue 53).  Download the full newsletter here - 506 KB (PDF)