Kate Roberts

My Progress

I'm walking 150km this month to leave MS behind

My Progress

259km

My Target

150km

Please support my challenge to leave MS behind!

My name is Kate Roberts. 

 

I am fundraising for Kiss Goodbye to MS – a national program that raises awareness of Multiple Sclerosis and also raises funds to support research for finding a cure for this debilitating disease.

 

I am passionate about finding a cure for MS, which affects over 25,600 Australians. In December 2013 and at the age of only 30 I was diagnosed with MS.  This diagnosis turned my life upside down and is devastating for me, as well as my family.

 

Prior to being diagnosed, my only exposure to MS was participating in the MS Read-a-thon in primary school.  I had no idea what people with MS really experience or how much their lives change.  Adjusting to the diagnosis and living with this unpredictable disease is very difficult.

 

Currently I am on my fourth round of intensive treatment, however, this has not stopped progression of the disease.  Unfortunately, I had a severe relapse just before Christmas 2018.  MS has stolen a lot from me, including permanent loss of sensation in my left leg and right arm, crippling back pain, relationships and the ability to work full-time.  Prior to being diagnosed, I was a super active gym manager, but can now only work two days a week while undergoing treatment.  One thing MS will not take, however, is my spirit or determination to help find a cure.

 

While there is currently no cure for Multiple Sclerosis, this year I want to do my bit to make a difference and support the amazing medical research that continues to be done to find a cure.  For this reason, I have decided to take part in ‘The May 50K’ – a major national fundraising initiative where participants pledge to walk at least 50km to raise funds.  As part of my involvement I have pledged to walk 150km and also have a fund raising goal of $50,000.

 

To help me achieve my goal, I am seeking the support of businesses that are interested in donating to this worthwhile cause. To help realise my fundraising goal, I am seeking prize donations as well as cash donations that can be used to purchase items or vouchers that will be raffled and auctioned at my fundraising afternoon on Sunday the 26th May at The George Tavern Greenhills. 

 

Please, if you can provide any assistance, myself and all who live with MS are VERY ready for a CURE.

 

Thankyou xx

Thank you to my Sponsors

$8.45k

Kate's Kiss Goodbye To Ms Fundraiser

Thank you to all the awesome people that helped raised this incredible amount at The George Tavern on Sunday. You all rock!!

$2k

Newcastle Stevedores

Good Luck Kate

$1.7k

Nib Employees Bake Sale

Best wishes Kate from all your friends and colleagues at nib

$1.7k

Nib Foundation

nib foundation is proud to match our employees fundraising efforts dollar for dollar, and support MS research.

$1.02k

Ljb Bathroom Renovations

Port Macquarie, well done

$715

Moneytrends

Hi Kate, we did seven loans this month so this is my donation of $700

$600

The George And Their Friday Night Patrons

Massive thanks to The George and their very generous patrons for their support of this weeks Fridays night raffle.

$515

Dan & Nean, The George Tavern

To get you over your the $10,000 mark for your Kiss Goodbye to MS fundraising day at the George on Sunday. Well Done Kate xx

$505

Patrons The George Tavern

The patrons George Tavern East Maitland. Friday night Community raffles..KGTMS thanks you

$500

Patrons Of The George Tavern Greenhills

Thanks to the Patrons of the George Tavern Greenhills Friday night raffle

$410

The George Tavern Patrons

Thanks to The George Tavern patrons East Maitland another great night at the raffles

$400

Tthe Patrons Of The George Tavern East Maitland

The Patrons of the George Tavern East Maitland support Kiss Goodbye to MS and Kate

$300

The George

See you every Friday night at The George raffles in May

$200

Dan Robinson

Great work Kate .

$133.35

Jackie Bower

Hi Kate, Sorry I cannot make it on the 26th May. Good Luck with your walk xxxx

$133.35

Leah Gabolinscy

All the best Kate x

$127

Wisitta Gray

Thanks for sharing your story Kate. Good luck and wishing you all the best.

$105

David Richens

$100

Crystal Gray

Love from the Mason-Johnson & Gray families xoxo

$100

Gavin Wyatt

Hi lovely, can't have you miss that target. So sorry I missed the George on Sunday. Have put the donation in my husband's name. Nadine xxx

$100

Nadine Harvey

Hi Kate, not sure I can make it this Sunday but wanted to make a contribution. Xx

$100

Kim And Anthony Wetini

From Kim and Anthony at the George Tavern

$78

Anne & Neville Berry

Go Kate love you xxxx

$67.20

Janine Redman

To get you over the $10,000 mark for Sunday's Kiss Goodbye to MS Day at the George! Well Done Kate xxx

$64

Paul Bisby

$52.50

Kate Roth

$52.50

Shane Berry

Welldone Kate. What an achievement. See you at Christmas.

$52.50

Michael Crumpler

Well done Kate, good luck in reaching your goals

$52.50

Joanne Kennedy

$52.50

Grace Redman

Good luck, Kate! All the best for your fundraiser on Sunday. Wish I could have been there xxx

$52.50

Ange Ekert Gazzard

Kate, you are a superstar! Congrats on raising awareness and funds with your positivity and tenacity. I look forward to us being able to say goodbye to neurological disorders. All the best xo

$50

Nick Bird

Nice work Kate!

$50

Maddie Church

Good luck Kate! So proud. Lots of love

$50

Mummar

Love you |Kate and what you are doing

$44.10

Kate

Kate wants to reach $21k. woo hoo..sooooo happy

$42

Mel Livermore

You Got this xxxx

$39

The George Tavern Patrons

Reaching for the goal

$37.80

Natalie Radziejewski

Xx

$37.44

David Richens

Boo

$36

Anonymous

$31.50

Mia Pennington

SO PROUD OF YOU KATE! Xxxxx

$29

Pauline Roberts

Congratulation Kate on your drive to help find a cure..love ya

$25

Paige Floyd

Good luck ♡ You're doing an amazing job

$22.88

Mez O'sullivan

You go girl!

$21

Pam Christy

Great job Kate! Love Pam xx 😘

$21

Janice Clack

Good Luck Kate. Amazing effort

$20

Tiffany Georgiou

Good luck in reaching your goal!

$15

Anonymous

so close to $21k