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October 18, 2020

Thanks to you, our first ever Virtual Walk4BrainCancer has so far raised more than $1.65 million, and that’s just the beginning! You can now sign up to walk your own distance, at your own pace, in your own time and help raise even more for brain cancer research. Since 2013, Walk4BrainCancer has helped to raise […]

“I’m walking 4 my daughter, Kalani”

“I’m walking 4 my daughter, Kalani”

September 16, 2020

By Charlene Ebbs Kalani was diagnosed with an Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumour (ATRT) – a life-limiting and extremely aggressive paediatric brain cancer. Kalani’s tumour was discovered in her Posterior Fossa fourth ventricle region and it had just started to attach itself to her brain stem. Kalani was diagnosed in March 2017, at just 6 months […]

Why Cass is Walking4BrainCancer

Why Cass is Walking4BrainCancer

September 16, 2020

By Cass Bennett In July 2018 I was recovering from a bout of pneumonia. It’d been a relatively nasty season for pneumonia, but I had tolerated the illness well. I hadn’t required a hospital stay or any time out from the normal hubbub of life with my two kids under five and my full-time job. […]

Join the movement

September 15, 2020

We need YOU to stand with the brain cancer community again to find a cure, fast! We’re going VIRTUAL this year so that we can walk together in solidarity against this awful disease.

The Walk4BrainCancer Manly story

The Walk4BrainCancer Manly story

August 26, 2020

By Bec Lucas In September 2008 my Dad, Tony Lucas, was diagnosed with a brain tumour. I am the eldest of his four children. Over the course of three years we watched our Dad undergo two major brain surgeries, radiotherapy and multiple rounds of chemotherapy treatment. Before Dad’s second surgery, in October 2010, we were […]

How Walk4BrainCancer is saving lives

August 13, 2020

After years of investment in world-class research, impactful advocacy and widespread awareness, we are now seeing results. In 2015 Cure Brain Cancer Foundation provided the $1.3 million of early funding needed to get the Zero Childhood Cancer program off the ground. Four years on, Zero is a nation-wide, world-class personalised medicine program for Australian children […]

Why Elly Symons and Candice Wyatt are walking for brain cancer

August 9, 2020

Elly Symons’ inspirational son Samuel passed away after a 23 year journey with brain cancer in 2018. She sat down with Cure Brain Cancer Foundation Ambassador Candice Wyatt, who lost her mother to the disease, to talk about Samuel and why raising funds and awareness is so important to her. Register today for your local […]

The Monaghan family are walking in memory of Trent

August 9, 2020

“We think of Walk4BrainCancer as a family day, a community day. We think of it as a day not to be sad, but to be happy, and to take with us the love that we feel.” The Monaghan family will Walk4BrainCancer in Parramatta to honour Trent, who died of brain cancer after a three-year journey […]

Why Megan’s Walking4BrainCancer

August 9, 2020

Megan’s father was diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2017 and passed away only one month later. Megan was passionate about getting involved in Walk4BrainCancer to honour his memory and raise awareness but the closest organised walk was in Perth which is 700kms away from where she lives in Esperance. Megan decided that geography and location should […]

Nina organised Busso’s 3rd annual walk

August 9, 2020

Six years ago, Nina, mum of three, and one of our incredible community walk hosts, was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. Nina wanted to contribute to raising vital funds for brain cancer research and has organised Busselton’s 3rd Walk4BrainCancer in 2019.Join Nina this Sunday, 13 October, to raise vital funds and awareness. Nina is […]

Elly & Samuel’s story

August 9, 2020

Elly Symons’ inspirational son Samuel passed away one year ago, in October 2018. He was just 27. Samuel faced his 20-year brain cancer journey with an incredible determination and terrific sense of humour, having first been diagnosed at four years old. Channel 10 Melbourne journalist and tireless Cure Brain Cancer Foundation ambassador Candice Wyatt sat […]

Why Senator Catryna Bilyk is Walking 4 Brain Cancer

Why Senator Catryna Bilyk is Walking 4 Brain Cancer

August 4, 2020

I had recurring headaches for about ten years leading up to my brain cancer diagnosis. I reported this to my GP on many occasions and each time was told that it was a result of stress and working long hours or a virus. During that decade I worked as a union industrial officer and as a Ministerial adviser.

Why does brain cancer kill more children than any other disease?

Why does brain cancer kill more children than any other disease?

August 2, 2020

Brain cancer kills more children in Australia than any other disease. The question that springs to mind after processing this appalling statistic is, why? It’s a good question. The simple answer is threefold: We don’t know what causes brain cancer Current treatments are not good enough We need more focus and funding In addition, there […]

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not.”

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

September 1, 2019

Dustin and his daughter, Chloe By Dustin Perry Imagine this; Your five-year-old child complains of pain in her back. You think it’s probably nothing, but after it goes on for a few days you take her to the GP, who can’t see what’s causing it.  It only gets worse, and after a stay in the […]

Join us at Walk4BrainCancer 2019

Join us at Walk4BrainCancer 2019

August 30, 2019

Walk4BrainCancer is back! And this year we’re aiming to raise $1.8 million for brain cancer research, advocacy and awareness! Walks are taking place all over Australia in October and November, so register for a walk near you, or sponsor friends and family.  

Kieran’s Walk4BrainCancer

Kieran’s Walk4BrainCancer

August 26, 2019

Kieran’s close call with a brain tumour inspired the 18-year-old to organise the first Walk4BrainCancer in Ipswich to raise funds and awareness to help find a cure for brain cancer.

Join Kate and 12,000 other Australians at Walk4BrainCancer 2019

Join Kate and 12,000 other Australians at Walk4BrainCancer 2019

August 26, 2019

Since losing her father to brain cancer, Kate has worked tirelessly to help raise much-needed funds and awareness of the disease. Kate’s significant contribution to the brain cancer community, which includes starting Walk4BrainCancer Wollongong, led to her nomination for Citizen of the Year for the 2019 Wollongong Australia Day Awards. Kate shares why she Walks4BrainCancer […]

How Walk4BrainCancer Bowral Began

How Walk4BrainCancer Bowral Began

August 26, 2019

Lucinda O’Brien and her team at Walk4BrainCancer Cronulla in 2014 In 2017, Lucinda O’Brien hosted her first Walk4BrainCancer in her home town of Bowral. Here she shares her tips for those thinking of hosting a walk of their own.   By Lucinda O’Brien My healthy and vibrant mum was diagnosed with a GBM 4 in […]

Jane Akhurst – A Walk4BrainCancer warrior

Jane Akhurst – A Walk4BrainCancer warrior

August 23, 2019

Since being diagnosed with a GBM in 2014, Jane Akhurst and her family have taken part in Walk4BrainCancer Melbourne to help raise much-needed funds and awareness for brain cancer. As you’ll see, Jane’s optimism and fundraising drive are truly inspirational. Jane’s Top Fundraising Tips 1. Create an extensive contact list of friends, family and acquaintances. […]

Local community rallies for Walk4BrainCancer

Local community rallies for Walk4BrainCancer

June 4, 2019

Tracey getting into the spirit of Walk4BrainCancer

Brain cancer…a journey I would not wish on anyone. My story isn’t unique but hopefully by sharing it, we can raise awareness, understanding and the funds needed for patients, carers and their families.

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