2nd November 2019
Come along and walk in memory of our son Cooper who passed away at age 6 from DIPG and support all those impacted by brain cancer.
2019 Walk4BrainCancer shirts are on sale! Cure Brain Cancer Foundation merchandise will be available to purchase on the day (excluding personalised t-shirts).
Join us as we once again Walk4BrainCancer in 2019. Hundreds have joined us since our first annual walk in 2016 in memory of our son Cooper, who passed away at age 6 from DIPG. The walk location will again be held at Bill Fraser Park, The Esplanade Torquay, Hervey Bay, walking through Cooper’s Walk to Enzo’s at Scarness, returning for a cool drink and a bite to eat.
All money from your registrations, donations, purchase of caps, drink bottles, bandanas and wrist bands goes towards raising vital funds for research, advocacy and awareness needed for this deadly cancer. “Walk4BrainCancer – Hervey Bay was created not only in loving memory of our son Cooper, but for your loved ones and friends who sadly have lost their battle, and for those who courageously continue their fight against brain cancer. If you would like to join us again this year, or for the first time, please join us and help us fund the much-needed research, advocacy and awareness. Support the fighters, admire the survivors, honour the taken.
“In October 2013, our 4-year-old son Cooper, was diagnosed with an inoperable and incurable brain tumour called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG for short. One of the hardest and resistant paediatric brain cancers, median survival of 6-9 months after diagnosis, affecting children between the ages of 4-7 years. Cooper was a happy, bright and loving boy who enjoyed life. Loved the outdoors and our farm, drawing and reading books, always asking questions. Loved Captain America, the beach, his family and friends. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Cooper. Even through treatment he never complained, got angry or upset, he just continued to smile, laugh and say, “It’s ok, we will “Never Ever Give Up!”. Cooper fought courageously, with love and strength till he passed away on the 25th July 2015, aged 6 years. I have been walking 4 brain cancer, raising funds for The Cure Brain Cancer Foundation so that one day soon, we can have hope and a cure. Because as Cooper once said, we Never Ever Give Up.”
– Amanda Christensen, organiser of Cooper’s Walk 4 Brain Cancer Hervey Bay