Francois Ferreira

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Marathon to Remember and making a difference for people living with dementia!

My dad has Alzheimer's disease and I'm seeing the effects first hand of this evil and relentless disease as he actively dies and becomes the shell of the man he once was. It starts off slowly with memory loss of minor things but unfortunately he now has episodes where he hasn't recognised mum (his wife of over 48 years) whilst asking her all sorts of weird questions that don't make any sense. It's a vicious disease that only heads in one direction and is now the 2nd leading cause of death in Australia. It's an absolute shithouse way to leave the world and everyone around you.... So I want to do my part to raise as much money as possible towards research as there is still no cure or effective treatment. It is the only disease in the Western world's Top 10 most common causes of death to which there is no effective treatment. I believe it is purely a matter of time before that changes.  

So.... I am on the fundraising trail to raise as much as possible towards Dementia Australia who are the leaders in Australia for research and support for Alzheimer's and all Dementia related diseases. I’m challenging myself to complete my first Marathon (42.2km) on the 28th November. I have never ran anywhere near that distance so it will be super difficult to complete.

Please help me reach my goal by making a donation. I will personally match the largest single donation up to $500. It only takes a minute to donate and any amount you can give will go a long way to fund medical and social research and support the vital services, support groups and education programs that Dementia Australia provides to people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Thank you for your support!  Please feel free to share this with as many people as you can. Thanks again for your support x

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Thanks to everyone who has sponsored me already!

Monday 2nd Nov
Really appreciate the strong support. Almost $3000 in the first 24 Hours! That is huge! Thanks so much everyone! 

Thank you for your gift

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Kel Henderson

With your matched donation, you hit your goal mate.

$515

Francois Ferreira

Matching the very generous donation of Kel Henderson of up to $500. I was really hoping someone would do this. Thank you so much! Salesforce will match my $500 also! Thanks mate

$313.20

Chrysalis Advisory

Way to go cuz - smashed the 4 hour target. Couldn’t be prouder.

$220

Tara And Dan Doody

Your love for your dad will push you to the end. Very proud of you Frankie. Much love xx

$208.80

Lisa Halton

Best of luck Frankie! You'll kill it❤️

$208.80

Nick Northcott

Really proud of you cuz. A shocking disease. Your old man is a champion - as are you. Will be cheering you from a far for the run. Lots of love from us all

$208.80

Chanelle And Frank

My mum also suffers from this terrible disease, Thinking of you and your family thank you for everything your doing, good luck 💞

$208.80

Craig Henry

Frankie you are an amazing person to be doing what your doing! I know that you have the mental strength and mindset to run back to back marathons if it was in any way to help/support your family or friends, good luck my friend but I’m sure you will cross that finish line! Cheers

$200

Shane Roberts

Your an inspiration to your Dad, family and friends!

$156.60

Michael Marinovich

Go out and smash it buddy! Sending positive thoughts to you and your family.

$150

David Torre

Sending love. David & Kate

$123.40

Pat Hardie

Onya Frankie

$104.40

Roisin Hayden

Go for it Frankie and thank you from all of us who know and have lived through this too. It’s tough for everyone, huge respect for the marathon and the journey in preparing yourself. Big hugs to you and your family and to your Dad too.

$104.40

Casey Harman

Go Frankie! So proud of you 💙

$104.40

Robot Property

Can’t believe you’re running a marathon, your legs are too short it’ll take you twice the number of steps than a normal adult - you’re basically doing a double marathon! Well played sir take my money right now

$104.40

Grant Colley

Great cause mate.

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Anthony Triscari

Vamos hermano

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Karlia Rivers

Well done Frankie - such a legend for doing something to help the world! Much love to you and your fam. Xx

$104.40

Dennis Killet

Great effort for a great cause Frankie! Proud of you!

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Sammy

👊

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Mama Ferreira

Very proud of you Francois. All of our love xxx

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Willie Galloway

Proud of you brother !

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Adrian Marafioti

You'll smash it mate, as you do with everything!. Thoughts with you and your family.

$104.40

Robert Lebreux

Good endeavour, we ll drink to that.cheers.

$104.40

The Fitzpatrick’s

So proud of you mate, inspirational effort and we hope that one day your efforts will go some way to eliminating this terrible disease. Go well brother! Love the Fitzpatrick’s

$104.40

Annette Stevenson

Congratulations Francois and well done! Josie’s been keeping me informed of your mammoth effort 👍👍

$104.40

Josie Dickson

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Anonymous

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Libby

Such awful news but so proud of you. Xx

$104.40

Francois Ferreira

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Tex Walker

Fantastic effort Francois, for a great cause, send our love to you and your family, Love team walker!...

$104.40

Paul Voges

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Bel Lawler

You’ve got this Frankie! My family has also experienced this and my thoughts are with you xxx

$104.40

Avon Bishop

BOOM

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Karlee And Mitch

You’ve got this Frankie! Awesome effort and amazing cause. We love you x

$104.40

Anonymous

Hi François We are very proud and thankful to you for what you are doing. It means a lot to me.You are my amazing family and I love you all. God bless you and I'll be watching out for you at the marathon xxxx

$104.40

Tanya Dymock

Sending love 💕 💕💕

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Amanda Unwin

Go well my brother!!

$100

Thu Ho

Go Frankie, thank you for doing this foe us!!

$100

Joel And De

You have phenomenal girth.

$100

Anonymous

Best wishes and God bless. Peter and Lori

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Banesh Boodhoo

Great initiative Frankie!! Well done.

$100

Trevor Philpot

Kill it Mate!

$100

Francoise Bourne

We are so proud of you n how you go the extra mile for your family. Amazing !We love you lots.xx🥰🥰👍🥰

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Ryan Davies

Very proud of you mate to challenge yourself like this for a great cause. Don’t forget when it hurts just remember why your doing it 👊🏻 All the Best

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John O'hare

Good luck pal

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Anonymous

Hi Francois just give it your best shot, no one is here to judge pass or fail. A big undertaking for a great cause. Well done and good luck. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you. Darryl &Suze

$100

Dan Aston

Proud of you mate, Lots of love Dan Ags & Margot

$78.30

Nate Morgan

Good on ya mate! We are lucky to have folk like you out there raising money for such great causes.

$52.20

Marnie Lyons

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Koutsy Xxx

So sad to hear this Frankie ❤️ good luck!

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Jan

Good luck, mate. Hope you'll smash it

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Eoghan Fitzmaurice

All the best for the race fella..will be ready for nice cold pint after all that running!

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Wes Oa

All the best brother.. You got this 👊🏼

$52.20

Anonymous

I make this donation on behalf of Anthony Triscari.

$52.20

Stuart Goodreid

Good luck Frankie!

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Liam Murphy

Frankie, you are a legend. Go get 'em!

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Amy Green

Go Frankie! So inspired by you doing this challenge to raise money for a cause close to my heart. Best of luck on the day, you'll smash it!

$52.20

Emily Daly

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Flo And Phil Bonnefin

Love from Flo & Phil

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Tante Lily

All the best! Tante Lily and Leigh xx

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Aline Yamamoto

Good luck Frankie!!

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Annie Foyster

I am so incredibly sorry that you, your wonderful dad and your fabulously brilliant mum are going through this awful time due to this hideous disease. I wish you all the best and know you will smash it. 💪💪💪👏👏👏

$52.20

Claire Hodnett

Sending love from all the Hodnett’s x

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Ollie Ansell

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Vanne King

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Tahls

Lots of love Frankie! You’ll smash this 💪🏼

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Scott Pargeter

Well done mate, from a fellow core AE in NSW. I raised some money for Dementia Aus last year by shaving off my beard with a few mates, you're doing much more!

$52.20

Laura

Good man from a good family. Thinking of you guys. It’s awful seeing the ones we love in pain or with diminished capacity, love you guys. Good luck x

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James Kirkland

Once a legend, always a legend! Good on ya Frankie!

$52.20

Musson’s

What an awesome way to raise money and awareness. Thinking of you and your family! Good luck Frankie 💕💕💕

$52.20

Anonymous

Sad news for you Frankie, I lost my dear Dad to MND two years after he retired so I expect that we are experiencing similar emotions. Best wishes to you and your family.

$52.20

Paige Forbes

Amazing buddy - much love from all of us xoxox

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M Lovell

Well done Frankie!! Megs and Matty xx

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Andrea Love

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John-ross Torre

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Terry Delaney

Best of luck pal, you’re an inspiration. 🏃‍♂️

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Amanda Norsworthy

You’re amazing Frankie. Even if you’re dad can’t express it he would be so proud. Much love and good luck with the marathon!!

$52.20

Dan Clarke

Miss you brother, go well xx

$50

Dani Bogun

Kia Kaha Frankie Sending you and your family love and strength xo

$50

Eddie Mura

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Renaud

Good Man Frankie. Not an easy journey. Stay strong for your Dad.

$50

Bryan Mcvey

Well done bro, awesome work!

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Mary Mennillo

Thinking of Frankie, happy to support such a good cause xx

$50

Marie-line Lebreux

Well done François Lots of love Tante Paty xx

$50

Sandra Curry

Good luck!

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Marcel Wilson

$50

Liz & Marcus Taylor

Go Frankie! Wishing you all the best for the run - you will be amazing!

$50

Anonymous

Good luck mate

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Kat Bryce

Best of luck with the marathon bud! Keep fighting the good fight!

$50

Rob, Jess, Oscar And Daley

Well done mate. From Jess, Oscar, Daley and me.

$50

Jamie And Holly

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Mary Bredin

An amazing way to raise awareness to such a cruel disease, sending big hugs your way x

$50

Jarvo

Thinking about you and your family! You're a top man Frankie, so I've no doubt you're a chip off the old block! All the best with the fund raising and run!!

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Kevin Unwin

Good luck! X

$42.20

Joshua Van Moorsel

Good on you Frankie, it's a shit of a disease. A dollar for every km of the marathon!

$36.54

Rafael Oliveira

May God bless your family. And finish strong the marathon!

$36.54

Jam Gaynor

Amazing cause

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Jess Adamson-bourne

Proud of you cuz!! ❤️

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Curt

Good work Frankie. All the best.

$36.54

The Watson Family

Awesome work Cuz! Congratulations & well done on such great fundraising for your papa xxx

$36.54

Anna Cannon

Sending all our love & support.

$35

Prue Gildea

Such an important cause. Best wishes to your whole fam, especially your Dad.

$35

Sarah Horne

So sorry to hear about your dad - what a handsome chap he is! Good luck with your run, I’m sure you will smash it and make your dad very proud! xx

$31.32

Hermano

Absolutely brilliant job hermano.

$31.32

Matt Tierney

Happy to donate to such a worthy cause, and one of the happiest and most positive people I have ever met! Nice one and well done Frankie

$30

Brad Merendino

All the best mate. Good luck

$30

Sue (faye) Pothecary

Best of luck with this Frankie, it’s a fantastic cause and obviously close to your heart, give it your best!

$26.10

Andre Heng

Hey Frankie, you're doing something great here!

$26.10

Leah Youngblut

$20.88

Irene Kennedy

Fantastic Francois good on you .

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Shirley And Browny

Fantastic effort Frankie

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Chantal Vanderwal

$20

Bainesy

All the best and Good luck with the run Franky.

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Marie-claire Dowling

Awesome work cuz

$20

Abid Imam

To your father and family, the best neighbours our family could ask for, a real blessing. Sending strength for you to complete your mission and for this cause