Join Hawaiian's Walk for Women’s Cancer

04 Oct 2019

The date has been set to walk against cancer in 2020.

The Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer is a challenging 35km walk through Perth and next year's walk will take place on May 2.

While that may seem a while off; now is a good time to register for the walk and ease into your training.

Since 2016 Hawaiian has partnered with the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research to sponsor the Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer. We are proud to have raised more than $4.5 million for essential research.

Hundreds of people will take part in the walk. Each commits to raising at least $1,000. The funds go directly to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, one of Perth’s largest research centres investigating the major diseases affecting our community including cancers affecting women, mainly breast and ovarian cancers.

Director of the Harry Perkins Institute, Professor Peter Leedman, is confident that medical research will, one day, make cancer a non-lethal disease. He says medical research is the only way to bring that day closer.

“The Harry Perkins Institute is focused on the hard to treat cancers, such as triple negative breast cancer which doesn’t respond to conventional treatments.”

“We have researchers dedicated to developing better medicines and advanced technologies, which have the potential to help millions of women,” Professor Leedman said.

The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes investigating diseases affecting the community. With over 250 researchers located on three hospital campuses in Perth, the Perkins is uniquely positioned to fast track the development of new discoveries and treatments.

World-class researchers take discoveries from the laboratory bench top to the bedside. As a registered charity, the Harry Perkins Institute relies on grants and donations to fund its medical research. Teams dedicated to finding answers to defeat women’s cancers are funded from the Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer each year.

If you would like to register to walk, support a friend by making a donation or find out more information visit here.