Anne-Marie Grant

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I am fundraising for a friend Heather ❣️

She is a young mid 50yr old who has recently been diagnosed with a rare Gallbladder Bile Duct Cancer. 

Her daughter and I lived together back in our late 20’s for a few years, and this is when I got to know Heather more, and what a wonderful woman she is. 

Heather has a loving partner, and they returned from a mega overseas holiday late last year. It was at this time in November ‘23 that investigation was carried out following some lower abdominal pain and back pain. Tests showed that the expected gallstones were in fact the rare cancer.

Since the diagnosis Heather commenced Chemo to reduce the size of the cancer and with the hope to prolong life. 

Heather booked a family holiday to the Gold Coast for this April with her partner, her daughter, her daughter’s husband and her two grandchildren. This will be a time to make epic memories visiting all the theme parks and to spend quality time together. 


The Kosi Challenge is an annual event hosted by Rare Cancers Australia (RCA) to raise awareness and much-needed funds for Australians diagnosed with a rare, less common or complex cancer each year.

In March 2024, I will be climbing 2,228 metres above sea level to reach Australia’s highest point to help RCA.

One hundred per cent of funds raised through the Kosi Challenge goes towards the important work of RCA's Patient Support Team.

From helping patients to access specialists and treatments, through to delivering support groups, connecting people with services and providing financial assistance particularly in times of crisis, Patient Support is at the heart of what RCA does.

RCA is a Federal Government-classified Health Promotion Charity. All donations over AU $2 are fully tax deductible.

Thank you so much for your support.

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Fundraising Event - Sunday 25th 6:30am - 10km walk

Hello everyone, 

Today marks 3wk’s until my ‘climb for a cause’.

I am so grateful for everyone’s generosity supporting such a worthy cause.

I have set up a fundraising event for this Sunday 25th Feb, a 10km walk loop from Mends St Jetty in South Perth, over to the city side and back around. 

If 10km’s is to much for you, you can do 6.5km’s, when we reach Elizabeth Quay you can hop on a transperth ferry back across to South Perth. 

Spread the word and let’s come together to show our ‘Generosity in Action’

Big hug - Annie xxx

Variety with my training… prep is going well

I was gifted a top from Heather and I am humbled to wear it when I am training. It is raising so much awareness in the form of conversations with people and aiding my fundraising. 

Training for this climb consists of a lot of different activity - stair climbs, long walks, resistance training and also keeping up with preventative maintenance (massage, chiro, yoga).

I was recently is n Melbourne for a work conference and enjoyed walks along the Yarra. I have also gotten back to a love of mine - Kokoda Track in Kings Park - Perth, and keeping up my Pilates reformer classes all helping me build the stamina for the climb.

Looking forward to reaching my 5th stretch target of $5,000 raised - please help me get there. You can share the link to my page and your love and support for those in need ❣️🙏🏼

#represent Raising awareness, for support

Hello all….
Just a little update while away in Melb for a work conference.

I was gifted a T-Shirt from Heather, who I am dedicating my walk to.

Rare Cancers suck and we all need to dig deep and support those who face a diagnosis of any of these diseases:

  • Appendix cancer.
  • Gall bladder cancer.
  • Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs)
  • Ocular (uveal) melanoma.
  • Penile cancer.
  • Small bowel cancer.
  • Soft tissue sarcoma.
  • Upper tract urothelial cancer
Please spread the word to friends, family, colleagues and social circles - give up your coffee for a day to help someone prolong their life a little longer. 

Many thanks - Anne-Marie xx

Training and Fundraising Update

Hello all, 

A post to show my appreciation and gratitude to my climb sponsors. I am so blessed to have so many caring and generous people as family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances.

Your donation is helping 52,000 Australians each year that are faced with a Rare Cancers diagnosis. 

I am training hard for my climb and dedicate my every step to Heather and all the other patients out there journeying their path.

I set out to raise $1,000 and have since set 3 stretch targets - $1,500, $2,000 and today have increased it to $2,500.

Please help me by sharing my page with your network - so we can all support more patients together.

Big love and gratitude, Anne-Marie ❣️🙌🏻🙏🏼

Climbing for a cause: The Journey to the Summit of Mount Kosciuszko

Hello! I'm embarking on an inspiring journey, climbing Mount Kosciuszko with my work colleagues to raise funds for cancer research and support. As a melanoma survivor, and with my dad having bravely battled bowel cancer, the impact of this disease on our family has been profound. This experience has made me acutely aware of the challenges faced by those dealing with rare cancers. The journey they undertake is incredibly tough, not just physically but emotionally too, impacting both the individuals and their loved ones.

We are climbing Mount Kosciuszko not just as a physical challenge, but as a symbol of the uphill battle faced by cancer patients. Our mission is to raise awareness and funds to support those in their fight against this relentless disease. Every step we take upwards symbolises the journey cancer patients undertake every day. 

We believe that no one should face this journey alone. The support, care, and research funded by your donations can make a real difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. Your contribution, no matter how big or small, will help provide essential support to individuals and families battling cancer.

Join us in this endeavour to climb not only a mountain but also to overcome the challenges faced by those impacted by cancer. Together, we can make a difference!

Picture below of dad and I in Africa on Safari last April. Dad is in full remission now 🙏🏼

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Go Annie !

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Sally Styles

All the best for the Kosi challenge.

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Niamh ☘️

You go girl ☘️

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Trajanka Cecchini

Thank you your amazing 🤩

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Diana Chriba

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Vulich Family

You are an amazing woman, doing amazing things!! 👏

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Annie Lyall

A great cause and well-done Anne-Marie for taking the challenge. Go well!

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Esther Soh

Good luck Anne-Marie!

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Becks Boddey

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The A Team

Proud of you. Love you loads.

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Julia Pitts

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Elisha Banducci

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Kyra

You go girl!

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Manni Richardson

Amazing work Annie such a great cause. Love Manni 😘

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Donna Catlin

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Lisa Hybinett

You’re amazing Annie! Xx

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The Latouche Family

What a great cause, Anne-Marie. You are inspiring! Enjoy the climb.

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Amy Trotter

Good luck Annie for a super amazing cause xx

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Rajesh Singh

All the best homie

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Crystal Emang-jok

Amazing Anne Marie! 💪

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Belinda B

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Marcella Cranny

Great cause and challenge. Good on you Annie always contributing to community and taking on personal challenges - enjoy the climb 🦋

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Gwen Cooke

A wonderful Cause. 👏

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Caroline And Derek Mcdermott

Rest of luck Annie

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Sylvia Kennaird

Anne you’re amazing!! Xx

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Simone Colreavy

Best of luck Anne-Marie

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The Pitchers

What an awesome thing to be doing. All cancers are horrendous and leave such a mark on our lives but the only positive we can take from them is to live life to the fullest. Super proud of you

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Tracy Lam

What a wonderful cause, good luck on the climb. You can do this!

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Rebecca D’olimpio

Good luck, sending all good wishes for this great journey! Bec

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Daniela Rapattoni

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Malko Magic

You go girl!!!!

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Nat Scali

Wishing you all the very best Anne Marie!!! So amazing of you to do this! Lots of love Nat xxx

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Lauren Peake

A great cause. Good luck Anne-Marie! Xx

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Anonymous

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Sarika And Kiyaan

Go get ‘em Annie! You make us proud! 👏🏾✨

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Matt, Zoe & Hunter

We're cheering you on for such a worthy cause 🤍 Love Matt, Zoe & Hunter xxx

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Kiran Munde

Best of luck xx

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Dorothy Connolly

Be thinking of you on the 16/3.

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Anonymous

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Vicki-louise

Love you Annie, you’re a beautiful human for doing this!

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Anne-marie Grant

Here I go… let’s get this event started

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Nick Galanopoulos

Great work Anne-Marie Best of luck with your training and with the hike!

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Rachel Cecchini

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Tabs Khan

Wonderful warrior goddess 🥰🤩✨🌹 you got this! 🙏🏼

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Kate

So so proud of you! You inspire me everyday to strive, be passionate, take chances and be true to yourself. Thanks for our friendship. Enjoy every step, through the fun , the pain and absolute joy and freedom of being on top of the highest (Aussie) mountain. xoxo

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Sonia G

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Teresa Hill

Best of luck on your hike ☘️

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Mel Patten

Awesome hun!! Love you heart ❤️

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Ebony K

You got this Annie!!!

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Tess Palmyre

Barracking for you on the sidelines Anne-Marie! You got this ❤️ xx

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Kylie Standing

Great cause, awesome experience, amazing woman! xx

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Kiri

You’re amazing! 🌟

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Rebecca Dannell

Look at you go girl. Bad ass. Enjoy it, great cause AMG Bec xx

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Dani 💛✨

Such a good cause Annie!! Love you 💛💛

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Ash R

Good Luck Annie!

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Laura Gardiner

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Joanne Willers

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Steph Hosking

Good Luck Annie!! Xx

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Tahlee Olds

Good luck Annie! x

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Jody Hutchinson

Well done! Keep the hard work up

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Gemma Crosby

Good Luck Annie!

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Niamh Mcdermott

Best of luck cuz 🤞🍀 ✨🩷

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Philip Nieuwoudt

Wishing you and your team everything of the best

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Rachel Connolly

Best of luck Annie, you go girl! x