Having been lucky enough to be gifted a partial travel grant to the Young Survival Coalition C4YW conference for young women with breast cancer in February 2012 – I’m determined to attend and make the most of this golden opportunity both for the future development of Shocking Pink and my personal journey.

The only snag is that the conference is in New Orleans and tickets from Christchurch to New Orleans are far from affordable.  We have applied for funding from various organisations but have been unsuccessful to date and time is running out.

Not being one for kayaking, cycling or running over mountains (or indeed anywhere if truth be told) I am embarking on my own personal event…(drum roll)…. The Most to Most – 30kms in 30 days.

In true endurance fashion I’ll be swimming from Darfield, once infamous as the most shaky place in NZ (courtesy of the mag 7.4 earthquake in Sept 2010) to Christchurch now officially the most shaky place in NZ (since the mag 6.3 in Feb 2011).

Its 30kms as the crow flies and I am going to swim the whole way (not literally you understand! but the equivalent distance at the local pool) in 30 days starting 2nd Jan and I would love you to please sponsor me and support this worthy cause.

You can follow my progress here and on Facebook and I’ve now set up a donation page at http://www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/c4yw2012  Anything over the airfare will go towards the objectives of Shocking Pink or if you prefer to help Shocking Pink in general you can make a quick $10 donation, or choose your own amount to donate.

Thanks a million