Jane’s Walk for a Cure was founded in 2012 by Jane Broadhead to raise much needed funds for The Cure Cancer Australia Foundation.
When Jane was a young girl she lost her grandpa to bowel cancer. In her later years of life she had a number of friends and family who have been affected by cancer with some sadly losing their battle.
It was then that Jane decided that she wanted to do something that would help make a difference, to help rid the world of cancer, and that is how Jane’s Walk for a Cure came to be.
Since Jane's Walk for a Cure began Jane has raised over $160,000 with the help of her teammates that took part in the following challenges:
• Walking 502km from Albany to Perth with Erin O'Rourke
• Completing a 5-day trek on the Great Wall of China with Debbie Kennedy & Jenni Broadhead
• Completing an 8-day trek along the Amalfi Coast in Italy with 10 fellow teammates
• Completing an 8-day trek on the South Island of New Zealand with 7 fellow teammates
• Completing a 5 day outback adventure on the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory with 5 fellow teammates
• Hiked to the highest peak of Australia - Mt Kosciuszko
The next challenge is taking us back to New Zealand but to the North Island. It will be a nine day adventure that 18 people have signed up to take part in.
Again, all costs are covered by the individual and 100% of the funds raised will be donated to Cure Cancer Australia.
The goal for this challenge is to raise $15,000 so far the team have raised nearly $2,000.
If we hit this target Jane’s Walk for a Cure would have raised over of $175,000 since its inception!
What is Jane’s Walk for a Cure?
What is the Cure Cancer Australia Foundation?
The Cure Cancer Australia Foundation acts as a front line source to provide vital start-up funding
for innovative, ground-breaking research projects across all types of cancer.
Through gaining funding from Cure Cancer Australia, brilliant young Australian researchers are granted a much needed opportunity to build on their ideas and develop a platform for their life-long aspiration to find a cure for cancer.
In 2017, grants were awarded to 17 researchers working in diverse areas of cancer research such as pancreatic cancer, myeloma, prostate cancer, childhood brain cancer, melanoma, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, immunotherapy, blood cancer, stomach cancer, brain cancer and gastro-intestinal cancers.
Untold thousands of lives have been saved around the world as a consequence of the knowledge gained and the treatments developed from Cure Cancer Australia's funded research projects.
Their mission is to champion innovative young researchers in their quest to cure cancer.
Their Vision is a world without cancer, nothing less.
To find out more please go to: www.curecancer.com.au