Walking to beat cancer

This week I have achieved my goal of walking 60 kilometres—specifically, 61.8 km in the last seven days. That might not seem like much to some of you, but it is the furthest I’ve walked in over 10 years. And, to be honest, I wouldn’t have thought it possible. Fiona and others have been calling me for years to pay more attention to my health and fitness, so I am hoping this is the beginning of something, rather than a flash in the pan.

The reason for this week has been to join a bunch of my ‘cancer buddies’ raising support for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne. This place is so important to overcoming cancer, not only in Australia, but it the world. And how amazing to have a public hospital devoted to world class outcomes for people with serious and often terminal diseases. I was inspired by one of my friends Lisa, to join this fund raiser on the day it started. And I’m so glad I did.

I set a target of raising $10000. To be honest, I thought $2000 at first. But then I realised, let’s be a bit more aspirational. After all, that is only 100 friends giving $100. Well, we are over 40% of the total and the campaign continues for a few more days. Please consider whether you can give a little or a lot to support this valuable centre that is helping my friends and I to live longer and better with a terminal disease.

Please click on the link below to support.


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