Did you know that each year more than 1750 Australians will be diagnosed with brain cancer and more than 1400 will lose their lives to the disease? Only 22% of those diagnosed today will still be alive in 5 years' time. And did you know that brain cancer is the number one disease killer of children in Australia and it takes the lives of more people under 40 than any other cancer?
But we also want you to know that hope remains alive and well and the Walk 4 Brain Cancer is a great way to show your support and have some fun along the way.
From 100 participants in 2003 to more than 12,000 now, Walk 4 Brain Cancer has become a national movement of people who are passionate about finding a cure for brain cancer. These people walk the talk with a goal of raising more than $1.8 million for brain cancer research, advocacy and awareness across Australia in October and November.
The major dates and venues for the Walk 4 Brain Cancer are:
Manly (Sydney) - 20 October - Shelly Beach to South Curl Curl;
Brisbane - 27 October - 3rd Brigade Park, Chermside; Centennial Park (Sydney) - 3 November - Church Grounds, Centennial Park; Hobart - 3 November - Bicentennial Park; Perth - 10 November - Sir James Mitchell Park;
Canberra - 10 November - Stromlo Forest Park; Adelaide - 17 November - Harold Cynthia Anderson Reserve; Parramatta (Sydney) - 17 November - Parramatta Park;
Melbourne - 24 November - Albert Park.
If you'd like to participate in one or more of the major walks above or a smaller walk in your local area, you can check locations and register here.