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Chris has battled the cancer odds… now its time for Finke
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Tuesday, 04 June 2019
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Chris Rosch has fought a hard battle to now be in a position to take on this years Tatts Finke Desert Race. Below is his story.

After beating Leukemia in 2010, last year suffering from what I thought was a pulled muscle (and with the race truck loaded and packed to head to Finke) I was diagnosed with ALK+ Large B Cell lymphoma - a rare and aggressive form of blood cancer.

After rounds of chemo, a stem cell transplant and endless hospital visits, I wasn’t sure I would get the chance to make this trip and attempt the Finke Desert Race just one more time.

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While I am not cancer free, I have fought with a ‘never (ever) give up’ attitude and today I am lucky to get that chance.

Today we leave the Gold Coast for the 3000 odd kilometre trip to Alice Springs., and while it have always been my dream to get the ‘peg’ (achieving the there and back race to Finke), my quest to raise cancer awareness is now just as great.

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Did you know that cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia and 1 in 2 Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85?! F#CK CANCER!

For those we know and love who are suffering from the insidious cancer... please be fearless, courageous and brave in your fight - just as I have tried to be in my cancer fight for my family and four beautiful children Brooke, Sebastian, Levi and Mia.

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For our biggest supporters... To our family and our friends, thank you for your endless prayers, support and patience. It is your love that encourages us to fight on - when at times all hope seems to be lost.

To the doctors, medical staff, scientists and researchers - thank you! While we all pray for a cure, it is your work, the hours you study and your progress inside the labs is quite literally saving our lives!

So while my best mate (and navigator) Adam and I head to Finke to spread the F#CK CANCER message (and hopefully get that peg) - please come and say hi! Take a picture with the truck and help share the F#CK CANCER cause.

(If you or someone you know would like to help spread the cancer awareness message, visit the Facebook page F#ck Cancer).