Team Forbes

The Long Run

We’re taking on The Long Run!

This September I am taking part in The Long Run. I have committed to running 100k's to raise funds and awareness for men and their families who are fighting prostate cancer.

My story is in 2009 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and I want to say at the outset I have been supported on my journey with cancer by some of the best medical professionals you could ever wish to have on your team and also, most importantly, by my loving wife who has faced and overcome her own cancer challenge this year. 

In 2008 my GP was concerned when my PSA level increased, not dramatically but enough to gain his attention. In early 2009 a confirmatory biopsy detected I had two tumours and six weeks later I had a radical robotic prostatectomy. After a recovery period I went back to enjoying life but it always remained at the back of my mind - what if?

Five years after the operation when I hoped to hear "All clear you are a cancer survivor" I was advised further signs of cancer had been detected!

Over the next 18 months my PSA numbers continued to rise to the extent it was determined cancer had returned and treatment was once again necessary. I had radiotherapy in 2018 and life resumed and it remained good until mid 2019 when radiation proctitis struck!

Proctitis is an infrequent but not unknown side effect of radiation in the prostate region and it can take sometime after radiotherapy before it rears its' ugly head. The number of men who get proctitis are small but as luck had it...I was one of them!

After a number of colon treatments in 2019 and earlier this year I am now okay and the proctitis has been successfully addressed.

With regard to my prostate cancer - all is good there too. I have regular blood tests which will continue for the rest of my life but I hope never again to hear the words "Bill you have cancer".

Please help me support the professional people at the PCFA who support men with prostate cancer - every dollar small and large will assist! 

Together we can make sure fathers, brothers, sons, husbands and mates will be there for 'the long run'.

Your assistance is sincerely appreciated.

Best wishes for a long, happy and healthy life - Bill

Thank you to our Sponsors

$5.02k

Omni Executive

A great effort Bill for such an important cause. All the best from all of us at Omni.

$2k

Gary Gray

$1.02k

Marcus Blackmore

all the best

$1.02k

Neil Leckie

Well Done and Good Luck Bill!

$1,000

Ryan Stokes

$1,000

Brian Smith

$515

Anonymous

$515

Lindsay Parker 4/72

Good on you Bill, I’m sure OTU Scheyville experience helped your determination to complete this physical effort.

$515

Peter And Helen Clisdell

Losing Tony Sonneveld and being 1/68 OTU survivor and a daughter just diagnosed with Breast Cancer this is the least we can do...good on you and good luck. Peter and Helen.

$515

Sasha

Dear Bill, I wish you every success as you take on this 100km challenge.

$515

Peter Graham

Hi Bill, Best wishes to you and your Team for your efforts in raising funds for such a great cause. Your own story is inspirational. Very glad to support you amid such great memories from our Scheyville days. Peter Graham 2/70

$515

Mark N

Great work Bill!!

$500

Peter Kesby

Hi Bill, I was 1/71 at Scheyville. We've had our own tussle with cancer recently with daughter in law and grandson, so have a bit of an idea of what you have been going through. Hope your recovery continues and perhaps might meet up with you at next year's reunion Regards, Peter

$500

Donald Voelte

Go Bill !! Go Team !!

$415

Forster Rayward

$365

Mark Chatterji

Go get 'em Bill!

$360

Gone In 5 Emergency Management

I know I am one of the lucky ones Matt, I will be with you for every step of the journey...thank you !!!

$263

Ian Beard

Good onya mate, run a few for me, lol.

$263

Essanbee

$263

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$263

Betsy Donaghey

$263

Marwan Salloum

Good luck Matt.

$263

Rodney Greville-collins

A brilliant effort Bill. A pleasure to support one who has given so much already.

$263

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$263

Bruce Selleck

$261

Tina & Russ

Go go Bill!

$261

Jill H

Fantastic cause … good luck!

$261

Zan Gamble

$261

Justin P

With best wishes Bill. Take care. JP

$252

Roy Manchip

Dear Bill, Thank you for your email. Once again congratulations to you and your team on going the distance and raising money for Prostate Cancer research / treatment, a health risk that most men > 50 face. Please accept my AUD 252 donation which should push you close to 18K. Very best regards, Roy

$250

Stuart J Ellis

I am with you Bill

$250

Paul And Gina

Well done Bill and good luck on achieving your goal!

$209

Len Foster

Good luck Bill

$209

Graeme Hope

Congratulations and well done on this very worthy initiative. My pleasure to sponsor your 72k;s

$209

Robin Hunt

Go for it Robin Hunt OTU 3/69

$209

Bruce Tresider

Me again Bill , I could not work out how to alter the amounts i think that comes with age anyway i am really supportive of your cause and hope to one day catch up face to face again for a chat .

$209

Mark Giglia

Run KB run ....

$209

Duncan Warren

Best wishes, Bill.

$209

Reinhardt & Lynda

Stride for the goal!!

$209

Bianca Allen

$209

Kerry Monick

Go get 'em, Bill!

$209

Steve Mcdonald

Bill, great effort mate, thanks.

$209

Kerry & Graeme Forbes

For a great cause Jen

$200

Peter Williams

$200

Mt

Go Giles!

$200

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$157

David Harper

$157

John Brady

Good effort for a great cause.

$157

Ric Hawley

Good Luck from 4/68

$157

Michael Robertson

Just wondering whether this challenge involves absolutely no red wine

$150

Lockforce

All the best Bill for this great cause.

$126

Anonymous

Well done Marvin; keep those tootsies going

$125

Rob Youl

$109

Tanya Eales

Well done, keep those km's coming!

$109

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$109

Angus Beresford-peirse

Run Giles Run!!

$109

Mark Thompson

Best wishes Bill, look after yourself. Mark

$109

Doug Bailey

Well done Matt. Great cause. Enjoy the kms!

$109

Elisa And Warren Uyen

Great stuff. Run fast...

$109

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$109

Tiiu Stojanovic

I see that you got my brother off his bum - well done Bill.

$109

Agu Kantsler

This one from my Mum & Dad who these days think this is a pretty cool way to spend money

$109

Gordon Allen

$109

Anonymous

$109

David Russell

$109

Anonymous

$109

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$109

Giles Beresford-peirse

$109

Rowena

Great effort Matt!

$109

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$109

Sarah Forbes

Go Jenny and Bill! Great cause xx

$109

Neil Fergus

Great cause and great effort Bill - finish strong!

$109

Matt & Jade Kay

Great work Matt, almost there!

$109

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$109

Stew

Aston water support on standby

$109

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$109

Michael Pudney

Good on you Giles, all the best for yourrun

$109

Kevin A Small

Go get em Matt

$109

Anonymous

run ? outta sight on a dark night

$109

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$109

Richard Gardiner

Matty, best of luck and enjoy running for a great cause. Run Forrest!

$109

B&s

Thank you so much Jenna, what a great effort!

$109

Mark Sunwall

GREAT CAUSE and wish you well

$104

David & Madeline Kohler

On behalf of Madeline, Tassie, Myself and all the previous members of Kilo Platoon -- we wish you good luck, Mate. It's a great cause you represent. I wish you lived closer than half-way around the globe. Cheers from all of us. Dave & Madeline

$104

Marvin Heaston

$104

Anonymous

$104

John Moller

$104

Anonymous

Best wishes Bill, keep moving, like you are running a 9 mileir! Sketchy

$104

Graeme Chester 2/67

$104

David Harper

$104

Stewart Stirling

$104

Agu Kantsler

Good One. Don't overdo it.

$104

Susan Forbes

Run Team Run

$104

Alex Taylor

$104

Kevin Buckley

$104

Tanya Eales

Good luck KB, I will be cheering you on! Tx

$104

Harrie Swanspn

Good job Kevin!

$104

Keat

go David !!!

$104

Craig Lawrence Darby

$104

Paul Crute

$104

Glenn Longmire

Bill great cause thank you and my very best to you in the future Cheers Glenn Longmire 1/72

$104

Grant Chisnall

$104

Jarvas Croome

$104

Stu Jones 2/70

$104

Bruce Thorpe

Go Team Forbes.....

$104

Ben Pronk

$104

Matthew Allen

$104

Edward Patching

You’ve had your share, Bill, so trusting you now stay on top. You’ll be in my thoughts as I join you from a distance in staggering 100 km in Sep. Cheers Woody Patching 1/71

$104

Dr Kate

Bloody awesome!

$104

Dr Kate

Bloody awesome! (And don’t forget the ACV...)

$104

Andrew Frazer

$104

Bp

$104

Intelligent Risks (ir)

Great cause - best of luck to Team Forbes!

$104

Daniel & Elle Jackson

Good on you Kev! will double the donation for sub-5min km :)

$104

Philip Oldfield

$104

Forster Rayward

$104

Bryan Thomas

Best wishes Bill. Bryan (Thomo) Thomas 2/20

$104

David Burrell

$104

Tamara Kennedy

$104

Graham Burns

Good effort so far. Hope you reach your goal. Burns 1/68

$104

Peter Liddy

$104

George Giummarra

$104

Peter Moore

Best of luck Bill and well done in advance!

$104

Bill Moss

Good on you, Bill. Losing Tony Sonneveld to prostate cancer was a wake-up call for us all.

$104

Greg Monteith

$104

David Underdown

$104

John Moller

$104

Eve Howell

Enjoy 72km in Spring weather!

$104

David Russell

$104

Nick Israel

Best wishes on your fund raising and run. Nick

$104

Duncan Lewis

Go Bill. Who dares wins!

$104

Doug Springall

Good luck Bill.

$104

Austin Coppock

Great cause, good on ya.

$104

Adrian Whitaker

Run hard ya old bastard

$104

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$104

Raymond Bayakly

Good job BP.

$104

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$104

Paul Bransby

Run Giles Run

$104

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$104

Richard Statham

Congratulations on your great effort. I just kicked the tin again in case I failed to do so when I received your original email. Can't remember but happy to support it, especially as at 74, it has not attacked me.....yet. I am very lucky healthwise, still working with great joy on the family farm. See www.rosnay.com.au.

$104

Nina & Lee Marshall

What an awesome thing to do....go smash it!! We'll be cheering for you.

$104

Melanie Allibon

Good luck Bill M x

$104

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$100

Graham Gaunt

Bill, Happy to waddle some steps if it helps. Will leave the running to those most able i.e. you. Good Luck G

$100

Bill Forbes

$100

Anonymous

Good luck Bill, Wayne 4/72

$100

John Slade

Good Luck Giles, John, Fiona and Big Al

$100

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$100

Trudi

$100

Jenna

In honour of the wonderful William Forbes :)

$100

Mark Lindh, Adelaide Equity Partners

$100

Kate Thomson

$100

Kevin Mccarthy

Best wishes Bill

$100

Kerry & Graeme Forbes

Pulling for you Bill

$100

Ron Packer

Well done. Good cause!

$100

John Stewart

Are you sure you can do this Giles Beresford - Peirse I mean your getting on a bit

$85

Anonymous

A strong finish!

$84

Tony Dean

$84

Mark Dean

Great cause John. Good luck :-)

$81

Roger Blazey

all the best Bill

$81

Niall Myles

Hi Bill, admire your stamina always...

$81

Kim Turner

Good luck gentlemen, such a worthy cause Kim Turner 3/72

$81

Kelly Bailey

Good Luck!!

$81

Peter Winnall

Good luck Bill!!

$81

Bruce Tresider

Hey Bill good on you mate we are behind you all the way. Seventy two ks is like a walk in the park for you I think you should do it a 20kg back pack to make it fair.

$81

James Hope

Very impressive Bill, well done, good luck and I’m sure you will smash it mate!

$81

Matt Riley

Great cause and close to my heart.

$81

Shane Hartmann

Go well young fella

$81

Angela Vespoli

Hope you meet your target! :)

$81

Howard Fiedler

$81

Theresa Kleeman

$81

Wendy Mcdonald

Such a worthwhile cause Bill, I have no doubt you’ll take the distance in your stride as you do with everything in life. My very best wishes to you. Go team Forbes!

$78

Sergio Castro

Way to go Matt!! I never had any doubts!! :)

$78

Mark Popham

Good luck with the fun run. OTU 2/72

$78

David Buckley

Well done Kev... Good luck on a great cause!

$78

Graham Mathieson 1/70

Seems like you are doing very well in the fundraiser stakes - and now for the run - Good Luck Bill.

$78

Tony Gibbs

Good luck Marvin. Good to see you are exercising during this difficult time!

$75

Tim, Cathy & Ben

Your wife was right, you are a bloody idiot! Good luck mate, amazing effort.

$58

Richard Guay

Gday Bill, congratulations on raising such a fantastic amount. Very proud to be able to call you a friend and true mate. Very kindest regards.

$58

Priscilla L

Keep up the fantastic work!

$58

Elliot Hillier

$58

Wayne And Pip Banks

Birds of a feather

$58

Brad Pages-oliver

Well done Giles.

$58

Will Armstrong

$58

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$58

Peter Grant

Bill, well done

$58

Ian Lusted

Matt, great cause and best of luck!

$58

Scott Boyle

$58

Jon Verlander

Well done, Matthew - a great cause!

$58

Wd

Go old fella

$58

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$58

Kevin Buckley

$58

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$58

Ben Farnsworth

Good luck Matt

$58

Gareth Hughes

Keep going mate! Awesome.

$58

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$58

Judy And Rick Underdown

Great effort for an important cause!

$58

Kevin Grimmer

Well done, David! Best of luck!

$58

Russell Stevens

$58

John Fisher

Cheers! A great effort.

$58

Karine Evesque

Fond memories of working with you Bill. A born leader and always enjoy working with and alongside you. A great initiative and I wish you all the very best in continuing to fight. If anyone can do it you have the steel determination!! Thank you for keeping in touch 😊

$58

Roger Dundas 1/69

$58

Brian Cooper

Great work Bill and All

$58

Peter S Ford

Great effort Bill - beats the cross country course at OTU - and happy anniversary to you both. Kind regards, Peter Ford, Blamey, 1/72

$56

Andrew Campbell Manson

Good luck David!

$56

Ben Keevers

Very inspiring Bill! All the best. Cheers, Ben

$54

Tim Curtis

$54

Luke Smith

$52

Simon Pendal

Good luck KB

$52

John And Pam Welsford

$52

John Hamilton

Good on you. Hope the knees last the distance

$52

James Heffernan

Good luck John. Great cause.

$52

Wayne Harris

$52

Ray Butler

Great cause Bill - go well!

$52

Bruce Payne

Good one Tim. Enjoy, well at least for the first few km. Cheers

$52

Johnston

Go hard TC

$52

Brian Houliston

Good luck from a 1/69 member

$52

Justin P

72km? You sure about this? ;)

$52

Justin P

Ruptured hamstring? Football? Pffft - I did that rolling over in bed...

$52

Philip Verco

Hi Bill As an OTU Member (Class 4/71) I am donating $50.00 to the cause. All the best with your personal health Journey, and well done on your great run. Kind Regards Phil

$52

Otu Scheyville

Hi Bill - sorry about the late donation - great effort. I wIll respond directly to your latest email,

$52

Craig Baker

Good Luck John.

$52

John James

Puff, puff, puff, puff - are we there yet??

$52

Kristy Jennings

$52

Vicki Hartmann

Good stuff Kev! I think my challenge may have been easier.

$52

Teddy Davidson

Love you Buckson

$52

Owen Thomas

Good luck Bill from a fellow prostate cancer survivor

$52

Michael Julien

$52

Donna Goodfellow

For a very inspiring gentleman. Go Team Forbes!

$52

Adam Whyte

You're a good man Kev.

$52

Mx Aircraft

$52

Rod Sweet

Do yourself proud

$52

Ian Crook

Bill. Seems you have had a rough ride! Good luck with the fund raising and the future Best Wishes, Ian.

$52

Howard Kent

$52

Robert Lorschy

Keep up the good work and the good fight

$52

Pat Tomlinson

Go Cuz!! Good work.

$52

Terry Earle Otu 3/66

A great cause. We need to find remedies for this insidious disease

$52

Margaret Barker

$52

David Underdown

$52

Dennis Dyce

Keep smiling

$52

John Moller

$52

Kevin Goodman

Go get em! If you need a running buddy am happy to help you along.

$52

Tim Ainsworth

I will be thinking of you and providing MENTAL support

$52

Kevin Buckley

$52

Jarrad Prue

Best of luck Matt

$50

Sal Perna

Great effort Bill - Julie and I will be thinking of you.

$50

Guy Lankin

$50

Rod Harmsen

$50

Dennis Townsend 2/70

Well done Trust you are doing well

$50

Margaret Boyes

Good luck Bill. Very proud of you. Best wishes Margaret

$50

Bryant Lach

Great work Matt!

$50

Gordon Prest

Great cause

$50

Frank Lefaucheur

$50

Jarvas Croome

$50

Megan Callaghan

Good luck and all the best

$50

Chandler Comerford

$50

Geoff Bailey

I expect you to run further than 72km for the month ;-) Good luck for this good cause

$38

David Underdown

$31

David

Well done Dave, a worthy cause

$31

Steve Limebeer

Good luck mate make sure you do a few burpees first !!😩

$30

Georgia Callaghan

$30

Sarah Shaw

Have fun

$27

Ian Wright

Hi Marvin, well done , I also have some friends that have had the same problem. Regards Ian

$27

Malcolm Reynolds

$27

Baker& Farrow P/l

$27

Peter Cunnington

$26

Glenn Simpson

Go Giles - All the best. GS

$26

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$26

Alain Khanh

Great work, mate!

$25

Frank Paton

$23

Gazza Royle

Great to see you hit the road again Marvin. Remember, an Apple a day keeps the prostate at bay.

$22

Peter Vincent

Go for it Dave

$21

Bronwyn Oerlemans

$21

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$21

Douglas Ross Robbins Otu 2/69

Go for it Bill of OTU Scheyville, 2/70.

$21

Cameron Moller

$21

Si Ion

Great cause John & team; well done!

$21

David Webb

$21

Keelan Thompson

$21

Matched Donation

Matched by Tyrepower and ATOM Community Engagement Fund

$20

Robert Ray

$20

Adam Radford

$20

Col Shepperd

Well done and good luck.

$10

Brett Heaston

Good luck

$10

Bob Watson

my please David, Bob Watson

$10

Matt Mayne

Start running to Bunbury Big Boy!

$10

Pauline Tudor

$10

Mynie Brown

Well done David.

$10

Ja

Good on you Marvin. Best of luck in your walk.

$10

Nico Porter

$10

Mark C

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