Bob 'Tug' Wilson's Walk for kids with cancer
Get your walking boots on Sunday 26 March 2017 and join The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for our annual scenic journey from Sydney Harbour to Manly. The 26 kilometre route skirts the harbour and takes in some of the best spots including Bradley’s Head, Balmoral Esplanade, Clontarf Reserve, Sydney Harbour National Park and finishing with a picturesque view of Manly Beach.
The Walk for Kids with Cancer was started by the late Bob ‘Tug’ Wilson who, suffering from terminal cancer, decided to do something for the ‘young ones’. His mantra: “I’ve lived a good life, theirs is just beginning”, rings true for many of our participants.
If that's too far or doesn't suit your calendar, try the Virtual Walk. A new initiative for 2017, the Virtual Walk allows you to participate by taking on a weekly steps challenge aided by our exclusive fitness wristband.
This year, our fundraising target is $300,000 that goes to the Cancer Centre for Children. Every step you take makes a big difference to Cancer Ward patients like Phoebe (CLICK HERE TO WATCH HER STORY).
Sign up now and get walking!
Progress so far
Phoebe was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in June 2015 and chemotherapy started a few days later. Phoebe had major surgery to remove the tumour. Incredibly, her pelvic bone was removed and treated with radiation before being reinserted into her body.
Phoebe said, “I felt very vulnerable and isolated, like something had been taken away from me. I was also extremely confused as to why this had happened to me.
Treatment was good and bad. The bad parts are obvious—things like vomiting, hair-loss, boredom and loneliness. The good parts were meeting new people, joking with nurses, enjoying art projects and watching my favourite television shows.
Despite these good things, I still hated it.
The Cancer Centre for Children was great. Everyone was so helpful, selfless and loving, I couldn’t have asked for a better team of people!”
Phoebe has had to learn to walk again and the Bob ‘Tug’ Wilson’s Walk for Kids with Cancer is an added motivation to continue to get strong and fit once more.
Join us and walk for kids with cancer.