15 September 2019
Join us for an inspirational 5km morning walk in Limestone Park on Sunday 15th September and support people 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 at Walk4BrainCancer Ipswich for a 5km walk to support people who have been impacted by brain cancer.
Kieran is a 17-year-old Bremer High School student who has been living with a brain tumour for the past 5 years.
“Brain cancer has been a huge part of my life for the past 5 years. I was first diagnosed in 2014, when I was 13 years old with a mid-brain tumour, and have been living with the disease right up until I had a major surgery to remove the tumour in February this year. Throughout the time I spent living with the disease I was told a number of horrible and harsh things about my future. At one stage in 2017, I was given only “2 to 5 years to live” by a doctor as I lay in a hospital bed. Fantastic news for a 16-year-old, to be given a use-by date of 21 years old. Since 2017 I have undergone radiation and chemo therapies, and have been to some very dark places mentally with my little brain twin. One of the things that helped me get through these hard years was seeing the amount of support at the Brisbane Walk4BrainCancer event, which was the driving force for me and my family to start our own event in our home of Ipswich raising $15,000 for research in our first year.
I believe that it is always possible to bring some light into the darkness, and these events are a great way of showing support and raising funds to help fight this disease. I got incredibly lucky. After the removal surgery I have no more signs of tumour, and will hopefully be able to live a much longer life. My use-by date has been extended from shelf produce to that of a can in a deep freezer. But brain cancer lingers on your “mind”, quite fittingly. And it will always be a part of me. I got lucky, but it is incredibly important that we do what we can to help those who can not yet say that.
So if you feel like stomping around a park roughly 6250 times, then come along to Walk4BrainCancer Ipswich 2019, and help us stomp out brain cancer.”
– Kieran McLeod, organiser of Walk4BrainCancer Ipswich