It’s been two and a half years since Georgia Love experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.
Just weeks after filming The Bachelorette in 2016 and finding love with the show’s winner, Lee Elliot, the Ten star’s mother tragically passed away from pancreatic cancer.
And now, the brave star is lending her tragic experience to a very worthy cause – this Sunday, the Pancare Foundation ambassador will take part in the charity’s first Sydney-based Walk For Hope event, where she will be joined by sister Katie in walking 5km in memory of their mother, Belinda whilst raising money for other’s affected by the cruel disease.
“I still catch myself calling or messaging her,” Georgia told the Daily Telegraph.
“It’s really hard to come to terms with — watching (mum) go through all of that and how quickly she went downhill.
“That’s why I got involved with the Pancare Foundation … to talk about pancreatic cancer and do what I can to fundraise for research. There’s so much unknown about it.”
Largely considered to be one of the deadliest types of cancer – having taken the lives of several celebrities in recent years, such as Steve Jobs, Alan Rickman, Aretha Franklin and Patrick Swayze – the five-year survival rate currently sits at just 9.8 per cent.
“I think the most important thing for sufferers and their loved ones is hope,” Georgia continued. “The survival rate is low but people are still surviving.
“We never treated mum as if she was dying — even though she did in the end — and going through it with a smile, love and positivity really made her last few months much happier.”
The event will be held at 9am this Sunday May 26 and will commence at the Newington Armory in Sydney’s Olympic Park. All money raised from the event will go towards funding new treatments for pancreatic cancer, patient support and the Pancare Foundation’s early detection program.