Everyone who walks, volunteers or fundraises for this event is a hero.
Below is a small section of the amazing participants who make this walk a truly memorable experience.
We will always be strong alone but we are so much tougher together.
Introducing our Opening Ceremony speaker, Kylie.
Kylie could not participate in last year’s walk as she was not well enough. But her wonderful friends on team Blistering for a Cause walked in her honour.
Kylie made National headlines when she held up a sign at the Hugh Jackman show that read Hug Me Hugh, My Breasts Are Trying To Kill Me. This prompted the star to get Kylie up on stage and give her a big hug.
Kylie seized the moment to tell women to get their breasts checked! Kylie is currently undergoing treatment for triple negative breast cancer. Her goal is to cross the finish line on May 2 after conquering her very own, personal 35km. We will all be there to cheer her on.
Walked 2019, 2018 and 2017
I walk for my mum who passed away from cancer in 2016. I created a team called ‘Con Mama’, which means ‘with mum’ in Spanish.
When I walk, I feel like my mum is walking with us. She was the best mum in the world. She was only 60 when she passed away. I miss her so much, I miss her every day. I was in a lot of pain when my mum passed and focusing on the walk and doing something for her really helped.
I hope to stop other mums from dying of cancer but that can only happen with more research.
Walked in 2019 for his partner who was undergoing treatment
I am walking for my partner who is currently battling cancer. I am also walking for the many other women in our lives who have been and will be affected by cancer.
It’s great to walk with a group of people all fundraising and raising awareness for women’s cancer. $1000 can seem like a lot (and yes it is!) but you’d be surprised how quickly you’ll reach your target because the cause is so important!
Raising money for research gives me hope that we can make some real leeway in finding better treatments to eventually cure cancer.
Walked 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014
I started the walk for a personal fitness challenge and got addicted! Many years later, this walk means so much more to me than a way to stay fit.
You see I lost my aunt to cancer. She loved walking and getting out and about and so I now walk for her. In a way, I walk for all of those who can’t. And I look out for those people wearing a pink lanyard – the ones who are currently battling cancer or who are a survivor and I spend some time alongside them.
Thinking about my darling aunt.
Walked in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015
I have survived both breast and ovarian cancer. With a strong genetic link in my family for breast cancer, I dedicate my walk to my daughter, so she doesn't have to go through what I did.
I feel such a sense of support from the walk community. I love coming back each year and talking with the other walkers. I think this event is a great way to spread awareness and raise money for research. I like to think that the money I raise might be the key to unlocking a breakthrough.
For anyone thinking of doing this event, I’d say “just strap your shoes on and get going! It really is worth every step”.
Walked 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.
I am passionate about supporting serious, cutting edge, world-class, scientific discovery research, because it is the only way forward! As a doctor of breast diseases, I inform women every week that they have cancer.
And I am one doctor, in one clinic, in one WA hospital! I feel a responsibility to help change this. There are no new treatments that haven't started with science and that’s why I’m so committed to medical research. But the Walk is also fun! In a sea of pink tutus and crazy outfits, it is wonderful to meet and join hundreds of motivated people – all raising funds and awareness for this incredibly important cause.