Congratulations to all the UWA staff that took part in this year’s Weekend to End Women’s Cancers 60 kilometre walk. The two-day event raised funds for the Centre for Women’s Cancers at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, a key partner of UWA’s.
A number of staff from across the University took part in this year’s walk, spending many long hours training and fundraising, including hosting a number of events such as morning teas, burger lunches, raffles, sausage sizzles and selling fundraising chocolates.
Over the first weekend of April participants walked through some of the most beautiful and interesting areas of Perth and raised an incredible $2.3million for research into women’s cancers.
One in eight Australian women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and while ovarian cancer is rare, the five-year survival rate is just 43%. In the last three years, participants have worked tirelessly to raise more than $6.3 million for life-saving cancer programs through this event.
The Centre’s research is focused primarily on defeating breast and ovarian cancers and the money raised will be used to fund innovative new research projects, looking for genetic clues to help prevent and treat these.
For more information about the 2017 event please visit the website.