Posts Tagged ‘Mary Louise Clennett’

Happy birthday, Mary

I am attempting to write this blog on Thursday 8 December. It’s a tough day to try and think of something to write about because I keep thinking of my sister, Mary; my deceased sister, Mary. Mary would have turned 49 today. Instead she died from breast cancer one month after her 44th birthday. By…

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I want my life to count

My father’s death in July this year was not unexpected. His health had been deteriorating for some time and in his final few weeks he was able to do very little for himself. His passing was a release for both him and rest of my family. It’s very hard to watch a person you love…

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Thank you: My MDC fundraising campaign for 2015

My fundraising campaign for the 2015 Mother’s Day Classic has now finished.   On Sunday morning 10 May 2015, more than 120,000 Australians, in all capital cities and 91 regional locations participated in the Mother’s Day Classic.   Why do so many people make this commitment on Mother’s Day?   By 2020, it is projected…

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Life doesn’t come with a guarantee

Last week, one unstable man caused the deaths of two patrons in a Sydney, Martin Place café. For about eight years I worked in Sydney in an office located about 300 metres from Martin Place. I have consumed countless cups of coffee in Martin Place cafes over the years. I have never had anything close…

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My $10,000 Mother’s Day Classic fundraising goal

Each year, for the past few years, my family and I have participated in the annual Mother’s Day Classic.   In 2013, a record 130,000 people across Australia ran or walked in a Mother’s Day Classic event in eleven cities and 63 regional locations. Participants and fundraisers raised $5 million for National Breast Cancer Foundation…

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My worst year ever: 2012 in review

This year has not been an easy one for me. As many of you know, my sister Mary passed away in January this year. Her death from breast cancer was both shocking and devastating. She was not only my sister, she was a daughter, mother, wife and friend to many. I write this on the…

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