This year, CANCER STOPS WITH ME.
This is the 11th New Town Toyota 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 DOES IT WORK?
The minimum fundraising amount is $500 per Walker but don’t worry we’re here to help you raise that before the 15th May 2024.
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 27th April 2024, or 35 km or 42km on the day.
Before, during and after the Walk! We celebrate sisterhood, friendship, cancer battles and sore feet!
Walk YOUR WAY
The New Town Toyota Walk for Women’s Cancer is 35km. But there are a few different routes you can take to complete the full distance:
Join us for the full experience and complete the 35km on the big day.
For the serious steppers among us, complete a full marathon by taking the 42km loop!
Spread your kilometres out and complete your Walk in the seven days leading up to the official Walk day. (Just make sure you complete your final 5km with us on the Walk day so we can all celebrate together!)
If you’re walking from outside WA, simply complete your 35km from wherever you are.
Rewards & INCENTIVES
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, a butler for the Walk and the ever-popular cleaner for a year!
What's WITH THE BEES?
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.