Canberra mum with brain cancer is on a mission

June 4, 2019

This year’s Walk4BrainCancer Canberra will be a poignant time of reflection for Nicole Ghazag.

Walk4BrainCancer Canberra 2018

Two years ago, the young mum-of-two underwent surgery to remove a golf ball-sized anaplastic astrocytoma, which is a rare form of brain cancer.

“I instantly felt the grief for my two boys, who were 9 and 10,” Nicole says.

The Canberra local has chosen to channel her grief into action, spurred on by the unacceptable statistics associated with the disease: In Australia, brain cancer kills more children than any other disease, and more adults under 40 than any other cancer.

“I am doing this walk so I can raise as much money as possible, so I can prove this disease can be cured,” says Nicole.

Through last year’s Walk4BrainCancer, Nicole raised more than $10,000 to help fund vital brain cancer research, advocacy and awareness. This year she’s looking to raise even more.

You’re a legend, Nicole!