Walk gets personal

walk-gets-personalMembers of “Team Perkins” have been taking lots of long training walks to prepare for the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers and staying motivated is easy for three of the women taking part, because cancer research saved their lives.

“It doesn’t matter where you work, or what you do, cancer touches us all,” said Lesley Hooper, who is Fundraising Director at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Two other members of Team Perkins, Margaret Haydon and Kathy Davern, have also had first-hand experience of breast cancer and are looking forward to participating in the walk.

“I know that walking 60 kilometres over a weekend will be a big challenge for me,” said Kathy, who is a laboratory manager at the Harry Perkins Institute.

“But, in my line of work I know how crucial medical research is. Every time I go for a check-up, my battle with breast cancer all floods back and I don’t want young women in the future to go through the same things I’ve had to endure.”

“Also, I know there’ll be an amazing atmosphere on the walk and it’s going to be an experience I wouldn’t want to miss,” she said.

To register for the Weekend go to: endcancer.org.au  

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