Wellness Walk & Research Run
The Wellness Walk & Research Run is an annual event, usually held in September. It is a day of hope for people with cancer, a day to remember those we have lost and a day defined by incredible community spirit.
This year the event was held on Sunday 11 September. We added the inaugural Research Run and changed venue to the beautiful grounds of La Trobe University in Bundoora. Participants could walk 5km or run 5km/10km. There were over 1,000 walkers and 300 runners on the day, with the majority of them fundraising for the ONJ Centre.
Led by Olivia Newton-John, Steve Moneghetti and Bindi Irwin, participants walked or ran to raise over $230,000, for which we are so grateful. This money will go directly to wellness and supportive care programs for patients, families and carers, and to our researchers who are developing and trialling breakthrough therapies so patients can live better with cancer and defeat it.