Olivia Newton-John visited her Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre yesterday to open registrations for this year’s Wellness Walk and Research Run. To be held on Sunday 16 September at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus, for the first time this event will become global where walkers across the world can take part and help make a real difference to the lives of the people and communities affected by cancer.
“I’m delighted to be back in Melbourne to announce the exciting news that our Wellness Walk and Research Run has now become a global event. Everyone across the world has a personal story where they have been touched by a friend or family member living with cancer, so it makes sense that we all come together, wherever we may be, to raise funds to help people win over and live better with cancer,” says Olivia.
Already, international ‘Livvy’s Legs’ champions have committed to walking in the UK, USA, Canada, Belgium and Spain to raise funds.
“Registrations are now open and I invite you to join me in Melbourne on Sunday 16 September, or walk wherever you are in the world for wellness by registering yourself as a global walker. I have friends and family supporting the ONJ Centre from across the world and together, we will take the steps to win over cancer,” says Olivia.
Olivia will once again join the participants in Melbourne who choose to walk or run – people of all ages can choose the 5km walk or take up the challenge of the 5km and 10km run events. After the race there will be an abundance of entertainment from an array of performers, and opportunities to participate in sporting and children’s activities.
The Wellness Walk and Research Run raises vital funds to support cancer research breakthroughs and provide access to world-leading wellness and supportive care, giving patients hope and helping them and their families during cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
It is a day that symbolises support, love, care, commitment and most of all hope for people and their families affected by cancer.
Sign up today and together let’s help people win over and live better with cancer.