Thank you to all the fantastic people who support the Gutsy Challenge. You are our gutsy heroes.

Your fundraising and generosity helps to save, extend and improve the quality of life for people with gastro-intestinal cancer.


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Kylie and Lisa

Kylie and Lisa ran many races including a whopping 56km marathon and raised over $4,000 after losing a husband to bowel cancer and living with ulcerative colitis.



Charli cut off her long beautiful hair and raised $2,245 for GI cancer research in support of her Mum and her Mum’s friend Shell.




Harriet Walker

Harriet rowed over 200km in the George Bass Surf Boat Marathon after losing her father to stomach cancer and raised over $7,300 to fight GI cancer.



Brandon Grogan

This Gutsy meat-lover went vegetarian for a month and raised $950, after his father died of pancreatic cancer.


Kate Wolski

Kate got Gutsy and ran 42 km in the Gold Coast Airport marathon, raising $2,700 for bile duct cancer.


Perky Pageturners

Pippa Vaughan and friends swam in their birthday suits for in the Sydney Skinny, raising a total of $1,150.

Brad Jones

This good-lookin’ legend ran the  Blackmores Running Festival half-marathon in 2014 to “kick cancer’s arse” – while going through chemo! 


Team Tone
Tony Worden died from stomach cancer at 41. In his memory, his wife Gillian and kids formed “Team Tone” – walking on Fathers Day 2014 to fundraise for GI cancer research.


Gutsy Running Team
Our very own Gutsy Runners sweated it out in the 2014 Sydney City2Surf, and again in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival. Go team!


Tom Soutar
8-year-old Tom, from Albany Creek in Queensland, organised a Gutsy Party with healthy snacks to raise money  for GI Cancer research.


Cameron Paulinich
Gutsy runners raising money for the GI Cancer Institute are enjoying the benefits of free training donated by personal trainer Cameron Paulinich.


Matt Davies
Gutsy spare-time boxer Matt Davies takes to the ring competitively for the first time in Sydney on October 11 – to raise money for GI cancer research.


Paul McMillan
Photographer Paul McMillan donates his skills to take photos of our Gutsy Team in training for their ‘Gutsy Challenges’.


The Felice Brothers
Brothers Daniel and Richard Felice have raised over $76,000 for GI Cancer research, after the death of their mother, Nina from GI cancer.

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Alice Wood
Alice ran the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2014 half-marathon in memory of her Dad who died in 2013 from GI Cancer. Alice’s story


Jane Irwin
Jane has raised over $1000 for GI Cancer research after her husband and father both died of pancreatic cancer.



The Home Runs
The Australian Gift & Homewares Association had a Gutsy Challenge team of 9 runners in the 2013 Blackmore’s Bridge run to help us.


Dirty Birds
Merck Serono staff have done a 5K Run, a Healthy Eating Month and kept a Junk Jar (donation each time you eat unhealthy food) to raise money for our research.


Nicole Lentini
Nicole ran in The Age Run Melbourne 2013 for her Nonna and Nonno who passed away from GI cancers.




Luke Higgins
A close friend of Luke’s suffered from oesophageal cancer. Witnessing his fight for life prompted Luke to run a marathon to raise funds for research.


Upper GI Ward at Fremantle Hospital
Staff at Fremantle Hospital held a healthy afternoon tea to raise funds for gastro-intestinal cancer research.


Vanessa Roach
Vanessa, a Canadian, spent her holiday in Brisbane training for the 2013 Bridge to Brisbane walk on Father’s Day to honour her Dad who died from stomach cancer.


Chris Davidson
Chris ran in the 2013 Canberra Times Australian Running Festival in memory of his uncle John Dwyer, raising funds for GI cancer research.


Monique Lowe
Monique is supporting a meaningful cause that is very close to her heart and ran in the 2013 Sun-Herald City to Surf.


Krissy and Kylie – Blackcats
The girls from the Blackcat team ran the 2013 Sun-Herald City to Surf in memory of parents lost to pancreatic cancer.


Kasey Vane
Kasey’s mother was diagnosed with stomach and oesophageal cancer in 2012. Kasey sweated it out during a 9km run to raise money for us.