Adam Smith

I’m riding to beat cancer in honour of my wonderful Mum , Jenny

I’m proudly fundraising and riding 200km to support cancer research at the Harry Perkins Institute, based right here in WA.  I am doing this in honour of my wonderful Mum, Jenny.  Mum sadly passed away a few months ago, on 17 November 2023. 

We are very proud of Mum and if you can indulge me, I will briefly tell you her cancer story.  It is not a sad story.  It is a story of someone who loved life and was determined to make the most of the time she had.  Mum was brave, never complained, always thanked others and fought to maintain her lifestyle and independence right until the end.

Mum was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in December 2020.  AML is a very aggressive form of blood cancer with an extremely low survival rate.  Medical advancements to treat AML have been few and far between.  The standard chemotherapy treatment was developed in the 1970s and is still used today.    

We were all called in to hospital to say goodbye to Mum very shortly after her initial diagnosis in late 2020.  The doctors told us that she was unlikely to survive the night, but Mum had different plans.  She pulled through and this is where her battle with AML begun.  Determined not to spend her time inside hospital walls, Mum demonstrated her proficiency to independently manage and deliver her own treatment (which included all kinds of nasty things such as injecting needles into her own stomach).  She was given permission to go home.  

Fast forward three months and, as is expected, the AML was developing resistance to the standard treatment.  The initial options from here were limited, however Mum was one of the very lucky few who was given the opportunity to participate in a medical trial.  Mum was the beneficiary of the great work of the people from the Harry Perkins Institute.  These WA researchers are committed to finding answers faster and developing ground-breaking treatments for the hardest to treat cancers.

Mum was the first person in the world to consume the trial drug BGB11417 with the Harry Perkins funded Linear Clinical Research company.  Mum did so well in her participation in two medical trials.  She was even a representative for Linear at the Harry Perkins auditorium as an expert on the patient side, on a panel alongside medical and science experts.

It was 2 years, 11 months and 1 day from Mum's diagnosis of AML to her passing.  My family and I are so grateful to the Harry Perkins Institute for their funding and support of ground-breaking cancer research right here in WA.  It gave us nearly three more years with our much-loved Mum and Grandmother.  The time was well spent.  We celebrated every occasion, shared many delicious meals and trips down south.

There isn’t a single person I know that hasn’t been touched by cancer. Whether it’s through a loved one, friend, family member, or whether it’s much more personal, cancer is a terrible burden.  Please support me and give generously to raise funds for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

I’d be very grateful for your support. 

Your Impact

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Thank you to my Sponsors

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Adam Panuccio

$211

Nicholle Langer

$55.92

Sophie Farrar

Great work Adam!

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Graham Borgerson

Good luck Adam! And thank you for sharing your story 💕
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R&i

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Melissa Harrison

Good luck Adam! May your Mums strength and determination be with you throughout your ride x

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Kylee Nichols

Awesome effort Guys ! Hope the party was a blast ! X

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Anthony Ravi

Well Done Adam on your fundraising efforts great cause - your mum would be so proud of you! Rosalie and I are very much looking forward to catching up with you tonight.

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Chad Murohy

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Kate And Rob. Thomson

A cause very close to our own hearts. Your mum Jenny was a wonderful lady Adam and would be very proud of you.

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Claude Marais

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Joseph House

The House Family is so pleased to donate to your cause. Good on you, Adam.

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John Moralee

Enjoy the Party

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Corrine Smith

Desley Delic and I are looking forward to the charity fundraiser.

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Rebecca Lloyd-booth

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Ching&por Atl

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Chloe

It was lovely to read the story of your beautiful mum Adam. It’s fantastic what you’re doing.

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Michael Hewson

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Chantelle Jensen

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Gary Mckee

Candice & I will see you Saturday night Adam, looking forward to it!

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Daniel Page

Fantastic work mate supporting an incredible cause.

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Rebecca Richards

Well done Adam, raising money for such a great cause. So great to have research funds being directed into some of the less funded blood cancers. Sounds like your Mum was an incredible lady, I have no doubt she will be with you all the way on your big ride. ❤️ Richards family

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David & Elethea Toussaint

Great cause! Good luck Adam!!

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Karina Gotjamanos

In loving memory of Jenny who brought the party to every occasion ❤️

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Diana & Clancy Goldswain White

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Alison

Enjoy the ride!

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Brent Graham

Great cause Adam and specifically one so close to home for you. Enjoy the training in the lead up - no doubt you will put 110% in!

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Jacinda And Jason Papps

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Andrea Daniel

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Hayley Warren

Your mum sounds like an incredible woman. Such a worthy cause.

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Prashan Kukanesan

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Leila Cullen-foster

Hey Adam and Annie, you’re doing a great thing!

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Lucas Foster

Great idea and looking forward to the party

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Anil & Lil

Great work for a fantastic cause Adam, hope the ride goes well mate!

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Alicia Woods

A cause very close to our hearts. Thanks Adam and all the best for the ride. Woods- Smith family. X

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Carolyn & Ray Pecotic

Great idea to host a fundraising party - hope you reach your goal!👏🏻

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Caroline Bell

Go Adam!

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Anna Elliott

Adam, I am 100?hind you and I’m sure this year you’ll have more determination than ever. Your mum will be right there with you, every kilometre of the way. Have a great ride!

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Josie & Ian Wilson

Well done Ad! Such a great cause 🥰

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Monica Tedeschi

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Chris Mcdonagh

Goodluck Smithertrain

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Tamryn & Stuart

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Bryan & Danielle Dennis

Incredible cause Adam. We know you'll smash the 200kms!

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Leah Kisiel

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Claudia And Scott

Great job Adam!
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Skye & Marty

Such a great cause Adam!

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Anonymous

Good luck mate, great cause and a huge effort so far fundraising, your mum would be proud. Cheers, Coops

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Michael Bradock

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Shauna Taylor

Such a beautiful tribute to your mum. She sounded like an amazing person.

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Simon Smith

Great work Adam, your Mum would be proud of you. I'll donate extra if you promise to never share a photo of you in Lycra again!

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Claire & Phil O'donnell

Go Adam ,your beautiful Mum will be with you for every kilometre xxx

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Yadavinder

Great work Adam.. see you
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Stacy & Mark Whiting

Aunty Jen would be so proud! Go Ad!!! xx

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Shironi Pickford

Thank you for sharing the inspirational story of your mum. What a strong and positive person she was ! It sounds like she truly lived life to the full even through her illness. I hope the fundraiser goes well on the 23rd and good luck with reaching your goal.
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Chris & Nik

A fantastic cause, Jenny would be so proud!

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Alahna Masci

Your beautiful Mum must be looking down, so proud!!! 😇 ❤️ Love the Masci family xxx

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Lindsay

Good luck Adam. I am sure you will smash it!

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Kristy Doyle

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Luca Pietropiccolo

Smithos! Good luck for the ride my friend! A very small donation that hopefully helps in this fight!

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Benk

Good on you Smithy. The Killigrews

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Lenny

Happy to support mate and great to see what the Harry Perkins were able to do for your mum and your family.

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Bree Stevens

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Konrad And Hayley Lajszczak

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Chris Campbell

Great work mate!

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Leon Alexander

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Anthony & Cristina Spinella

GO ADAM!

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Annie Menezes

Great effort Adam!! All the best for the ride 🤗

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Davina Sheldrick

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Ben And Tiff Paganoni

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Menopause Friendly Australia

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Amy Lawrence

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Amy Lawrence

What an impressive woman ♥️ with an impressive son!

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Bradley Martin

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