This year, Cancer stops with me!
This is the 9th Walk for Women’s Cancer benefitting WA women’s cancer research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. 100% of the donations go back to the Perkins to support the Institute.
This Walk is not a race, it’s a journey. First-time Walkers are always blown away by the incredible closeness and friendliness of participants. It can be summed up in one sentence.
“We may start the walk as strangers, but we end it as family.”
How it works:
The minimum fundraising amount is $500 per Walker but don’t worry we’re here to help you raise that.
35km is more than a walk in the park so you need to ease your way up to it.
You can either walk 35km over 7 days in the lead up to Walk day on Saturday 30th April,
or 35 km or 42km on the day.
Before, during and after the Walk! We celebrate sisterhood, friendship, cancer battles and sore feet!
If you raise $4000 or more, become VVIP and join the very exclusive Queen Bees.
Meet Marilyn and Taylah
This is Marilyn, your Walk Concierge.
Marilyn is the friendly voice at the end of the phone and
she hosts your official Perkins training walks. If you have
any questions or need advice, Marilyn is only too happy to
lend a helping hand. Look out for her updates in your inbox.
She will provide useful information and she’s a great
source for tips and hints on training and fundraising.
As the Walk draws nearer, Taylah will share important information,
fundraising tips, handy training hints and reminders about all the
competitions and incentives across social media. She is also behind
the official Walk for Women’s Cancer Facebook and Instagram inboxes,
and will happily point you in the right direction when you’re looking for help.
Throughout your Walk experience, you will be encouraged to collect badges for doing certain simple actions. Each badge unlocks a reward that, when combined, creates a Walk comfort pack designed to keep you safe and offer relief from the elements whilst you walk. If you unlock all the badges, you unlock the ‘Surprise, Surprise’ badge that comes with, well… a surprise!
There are numerous incentives on offer too. Ranging from opportunities to win spa treatments, and the ever-popular cleaner for a year!
Promenade Club T-Shirt
You may have noticed that the humble bee is celebrated here at the Walk for Women’s Cancer. If you’re wondering what all of this is about, Perkins researchers Associate Professor Pilar Blancafort and her then PhD student Ciara Duffy, made international headlines in 2020 when they discovered that venom from honeybees was found to kill aggressive breast cancer cells.
Their results revealed that honeybee venom rapidly destroyed triple-negative breast cancer and HER2-enriched breast cancer cells - some of the most hard-to-treat cancer cells. Since this ground-breaking discovery, the bee has become iconic and symbolised research being undertaken at the Perkins that is supported and funded by the Walk for Women’s Cancer community.