Vanessa mackenzie

Cancer is tough, but we're tougher

In May 2021, I’m challenging myself to walk 35km as part of the Women’s Cancer Challenge. I’m doing it to raise much-needed funds for women’s cancer research right here in WA at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

There is so much more to be done to ensure that the women of WA – our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends and loved ones – living with cancer stay with us for as long as possible. I am training and fundraising in the lead up to the event. I'd be so grateful for your support. If you can't join me (I'd love the company), please give generously to my donation page.

Please help me, help the Perkins.

Let’s walk towards a cancer-free future – together.

Please help me, help the Perkins.

Your Impact

So far this year I helped provide…

300 hours of medical research


hours of medical research

1,000 researchers equipped with protective clothing


per researcher equipped with protective clothing

1,000 of microscope slides


per microscope slide

Funds raised

Over the years



Farhad Rezvan

Great stuff Nessi!


Mike Howard


Kristy-lee Ioannakis

You go girl 👊🏼 We will be cheering you in from the sidelines 👏🏼


Martha Hackshaw


Tracey Traynor

Wishing you a gorgeous day and happy feet.


Paula C


Rhonda Charlesworth

Go runds 🙌🏽


Nic Nac

Well done on all your hard work. Good luck Ness!


Ashley Geneve

35million millimetres to get to the champagne!



So proud of you. You’re walking for a wonderful cause. xx


Miranda Brown

Well done and all the best for the walk!


Jason Groves


Chad Anstey

Was that 3.5km or 35km? Great stuff Vanessa. Good luck with the training and the walk itself.


Katty Masci

Good luck! You are certainly tough!


Nadia Alaraibi

A great cause! Good luck - Proud of you!


Armin Kousari

Well-done Vanessa


Douglas Hunter

Good luck, wear flats


Allan Campena



Michelle Newman


Devina Hardjadinata

I've seen you run in heels, this 35km will be a walk in the park for you Vanessa :)


Kym Archer

Good luck V!


Josie Robertson

Great Effort V! Goodluck


Ewen Mackenzie

Good luck darling, your an inspiration.


Angelina Coletta

You go girl!


Vanessa Mackenzie


Aaysia, Shay And Ayaan

Proud of you Aunty Ness!


J & Amina

You are awesome Ness! ❤️❤️


Kath Della-santina


Nicky Bastian

Good on you Ness! This is a great cause and happy to support you!



One step closer😊


Latiesha Carvey

You accomplish anything you put your mind to. Good luck but I know you won’t need it😇 x


Kerry Cogdon

Good luck Vanessa, 35kms is a very long way!!!



I would have joined you but I m going away that weekend. Good luck NessyMac 😘


Vanessa Mackenzie