Sarah Tinney

Thanks to you, we're one step closer to a cancer free future!

In 2007 my Mother, Esther Marie Bryja, lost her battle with Cancer. Since her diagnosis I pledged to her to help raise money to cure Cancer in her honour. I sat here thinking of what to write... but I think I will let my Mom do the speaking for me. I received this letter just weeks before my Mothers death in May 2007. I think this- is really- what it is all about, and I think she would be happy to share a part of this private email with all of you to really give the perspective of a person battling this terrible disease that steals Mothers from their children.

" Since my ordeal began last November, I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of good people that are fighting and struggling like I am. They're not famous, except to their own families, but they sure deserve to spend time doing something that is more fun than this is. There was a woman who was a jewelry maker, an old vet who made it through WWII, but isn't sure he'll make it through this. And the kids, the babies being held by their mothers while needles are being poked into them. Feeling pain and not knowing why. The 2, 4, 6, and 8 year olds, being pushed in wheel chairs, because they are too weak to walk, with bald heads and the biggest smiles you'll ever see. You want to know what attitude is - these kids have the best attitude in the world. And they are always ready with a wisecrack or a joke if an adult can keep the tears in long enough to talk to them. What you and your friends are doing is so important to so many people - not just Aussies, Americans, what have you, but to human beings that just want to live their lives, as boring as that may be. I am so proud you are a part of this in your new country, Sarah."

Today, you can help people affected by Cancer, as well as prevent and beat this horrible disease by supporting me in the Marilyn Jetty Swim.

*All donations over $2 are tax deductible 

Thank you for supporting this incredibly important cause.


Thank you to my Sponsors


Thommi Norman



Thank you, you are an inspiration


Grant Tinney


Margie And Alan Atkinson

Well done Sarah!!!


Pamela Smith

Sorry I can't join in this year, have loved being involved other years xxx


Kevin Van Heusen

Sarah- In honor of Mrs. B and all the love and laughs that amazing woman shared over the years. Keep up the good work, never give up- never give in.



Love what you are doing! Keep up the great work!


Marisa Boedeker





Katharina And Pj

Sarah, you are an inspiration and a total legend. Cannot wait to see the photos and videos of the swim. We wish we were there. Kat and Pj x


Felicity Lindemann

You are such a wonderful inspirational person Sarah, your mums words speak true to the horrible journey that cancer causes to both the person diagnosed and their families. I hope you continue to raise lots of money needed to find a cure, because we need it. X


Marilyn Chandler

Keep up your great work Sarah.


Val Symons

In memory of my dad who passed away from lung cancer many years ago.


Antonia Grace Blakeborough

Missed you this year again. X


Sally Reinink Vermilya

So proud of you and your accomplishments! Thank you for your dedication to such a great cause.


Marion Z

Keep up your fantastic efforts to make a difference 💋


Sarah Tinney