Kate Eckert

Red Socks Run

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My target 60 kms

The Eckert's Red Socks Run for Kidney Health!

I am taking part in the RED SOCKS RUN CHALLENGE this October. I will be walking (let’s be honest, I can’t run!!) 60km over the month of October to help raise funds for Kidney Health Australia. 


Did you know that you can lose up to 90% of kidney function before having any symptoms. Once your kidneys reach failure, there is no cure. Dialysis (60 hrs per month, hence the 60km) or kidney transplant are the only options to stay alive. 


I’ll be pulling up my RED SOCKS for Ethan. A brave little boy who is living with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome. A syndrome where the cause for Ethan (and many others) is still unknown, where there is no cure and where treatment is a guessing game that involves killing the immune system (causing a raft of other issues) with horrible drugs that aren’t even approved by the TGA for this purpose. 


He’s a little boy who is brave and resilient (braver than I). A three year old who knows the way to the hospital, who no longer cries when he has his blood tests, whose legs cramp and ache from the meds, who thinks peeing into a cup or a wee bag daily is normal, who happily lines up for his multiple meds, who is often limited to just 600mL of water in a day, who knows the word potassium and that certain foods (bananas, chips and chocolate for example, all kids’ favorites!!) have too much and he can’t eat them. 


It’s unfair and it breaks my heart… 

Yet, it’s important to remember, we are the lucky ones still, he’s a three year old who is still healthy (compared to many others), he’s still smart, happy, playful and a little brute! 


I’m raising awareness and funds to work toward research for better treatment options and of course for a cure for my Ethan and for the 25,000 other people who are currently living with kidney failure in Australia.  


Im walking for hope, hope that one day all this will stop, that there will be research, that we will find a cause, we will find better treatment options and maybe, just maybe, one day a cure.


Please support us and let me know if you want to join me on my RED SOCKS RUN CHALLENGE the more the merrier! 

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My Updates

October walking has started!

Saturday 8th Oct
A bout of sickness meant I’ve had a very slow start to our 60km challenge but today I did 6.4km pushing 35kg of kids so I’m in catch up mode 😃.  
Thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraising for the cause so far, your generosity is very much appreciated!
Bring on the rest of October!!

Thank you to my Sponsors

$211

Mark And Lauren

$200

Kate Eckert

$105.50

Amelia

Great effort Kate!

$100

Bonnie And Stephen Bailey

Such a courageous lil man our great nephew Ethan ! Fingers crossed all turns out well for him xx

$100

Belinda And Daniel Button

Breaks my heart what you are going through. I hope the cause and cure is found soon. Keep being brave and strong Ethan, Kate, Jase and Liv. xx

$84.40

Sophie Bungey

Best wishes to you all

$79.13

Janet Skinn

Go well Kate

$52.75

Hayley Obryan

All the best Kate and the fam! What a gorgeous and brave little man Ethan is. Hope you reach your goal xo

$52.75

Rosemary

$52.75

Caitlin And Luke

$52.75

Rhiannon Mifsud

$52.75

Tanya Williams

$52.75

Kirsty Faulder

$52.75

Trevor Crispin

$52.75

Vanessa B

$50

Kayla Vianello

$50

Tabz D

Praying for a cure and a miracle in little Ethan's life x

$50

Emma Thornton

$50

Andrew Mitchard

$37.98

Matt Windsor

$36

Megan Ey

Good luck, Kate!

$31.65

Ash And Quinn

$31.65

Cam Pettica

$26.38

Fiona Woolfitt

Doing an amazing job Kate :o) xx

$26.38

Chelsea Arbon

Well done Kate!

$25

Jeanette & Daryl

Keep pounding Kate!

$21.10

Griffin

$21.10

Claire

Well done team Eckert! Xx

$21.10

Hayley Smith

$21.10

Kayla Flavel

$21.10

Kristine Smith

$21.10

Deberah Lawrie

$21.10

Susan Caruso

Keep up the good work!

$21.10

Reyka Quiniones

$10

Jonalissa Burrows