20 April 2012
Taking part in the Malaghan Run for Research last month and raising over $1,000 meant something very special to Wellingtonian Marie Gillies.
Ranging in age from nine to 68 years, Marie, along with her two daughters and two granddaughters walked the 7km around the bays of Wellington together in memory of their beloved husband, father and grandfather, Bob, who died of cancer a year ago.
Bob was a fit and active 69 year old, still working and enjoying life when he was diagnosed with lymphoma in November 2010. He sadly passed away, a mere four months later, on 27 March 2011.
For us as a family, this was a difficult and shocking time and it is only through continuing research into cancer, that treatments can improve, and who knows, maybe a cure will be found, says Marie.
It was our pleasure to take this small opportunity to help support the important research work the Institute does. I guess for us, cancer research will always remain an important priority.
Pictured: Marie Gillies