Perkins and Hawaiian form partnership to end women's cancers

HawaiianHawaiian is asking the Perth community to walk with them next year to help to end women's cancers.

The Western Australian property company has partnered with the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research to present The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers in 2016.

The walk is a major fundraising event for cutting-edge cancer research at the Perkins, WA’s premier adult medical research institute.

“There’s a great synergy between the values of the Perkins and Hawaiian,” said Perkins Director, Professor Peter Leedman. “We are both committed to helping people and to giving back to the community. 

“Our cancer research is vital to the community. As a consequence of high-quality targeted medical research, the survival of breast cancer patients has doubled in thirty years. This is a remarkable outcome for the patients, their families and the wider population.

“There’s still so much we need to do to continue to increase survival and to find better treatments for women with cancer.  Funds raised during the Hawaiian presents the Weekend to End Women’s cancers will make a huge difference to our research,” Professor Leedman said.

“We’re proud to be partners with this Western Australian group which is committed to making a difference through its community activities.”

Hawaiian Director, Kate O’Hara said Hawaiian’s initial interest in supporting the Perkins was inspired by staff who had experienced the impact and trauma of women’s cancer.  

She said it was exciting to be partners with an organisation that was not only a leader in its field but also shared Hawaiian’s passion about making a difference in the community.

“The potential number of lives that the research led by the Perkins could save in our communities is immense and we want to help them achieve this. By being able to spread their message we hope to see more people walking. This in turn means more funding to continue and extend their life changing research,” Ms O’Hara said.

The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers benefiting Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, presented by Hawaiian, is a 60 kilometre walk which will take place over the weekend of 2 and 3 April in 2016.

Register now for the Perth walk at

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