Walking To Beat Cancer

16 Sep 2020

The Hawaiian Women’s Cancer Challenge has endured some obstacles in 2020, but the walkers rose to the challenge, raising almost $900,000 for research into women’s cancer at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

The Walk, which raises much-needed funds for important medical research into women's cancer, was a virtual event in 2020 and participants completed their 35km walks individually, across seven days.

More than 500 participants donned bright purple shirts and embarked on the Walk - while raising awareness and funds for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Hawaiian is pleased to partner with Perkins for the Women's Cancer Challenge and support the important work of WA medical researchers as they strive for a future without women's cancer.

The medical research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research helps women like Kylie Beard who has triple negative breast cancer and carries the ominous BRCA gene. She hopes medical research will prevent other women receiving a cancer diagnosis.

“I want every woman who has suffered with cancer to come out at the Walk and celebrate that she has conquered it or to have a support network who are walking for her, if she can’t do it,” Kylie says.

Undertaking the Hawaiian's Women's Cancer Challenge walk over seven days represents the 1 in 7 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the community.

For more information on the Hawaiian Women's Cancer Challenge, visit HERE