The Challenge

Cancer is really tough.
But you're tougher.

About the Challenge

Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer participants have been directly supporting WA women’s cancer research at the Perkins for the past 8 years. You have made a significant contribution to advances in treatment and breakthroughs in science.

The event traditionally happens in May but this year due to COVID-19, it was postponed until the 20-26 September. In the past a wonderful group of women (and a growing group of men – thank you gents!) have walked 35km or 42km (your choice) in one day. United by a cause that robs us of our loved ones.

This year you're challenge is a little different. This year, we’re making the walk personal. And it all starts with you. Welcome to the Hawaiian Women’s Cancer Challenge.

Because we can’t come together as we have in the past, we’ve put the traditional walk format on hold to create a personal challenge that gives you options for when and how you walk.

You can continue to walk in unity and send a message to the cancers that rob us of our daughters, sisters, mothers, aunts and friends that we’re coming for you and we’re tougher together. You will do it safely, in smaller groups and your way.

Walk your way over 7 days.

The 2020 Challenge is conducted over 7 days. This is to represent the 1 in 7 women diagnosed with breast cancer. You can choose to walk a few kilometres each day or you can save it up and walk your 35km on Saturday 26 September.

You can take part in the Walk by:

1. Signing up. There is no registration fees or minimum fundraising goal. The hope is that you will raise as much as you can. All funds will go directly to researchers at the Perkins to investigate women’s cancers and discover better treatments and breakthroughs faster.
2.. Join your friends or train by yourself so that you’re ready to take on the challenge.
3. Raise a little or a lot to advance women’s cancer treatment and research in WA.

Are you interested in walking a full marathon? Set yourself the challenge and walk 42km! That is only 7 km a day for 6 days.