Every year, in late March, intrepid walkers embark on an epic journey from the Rocks to Manly to raise money for kids with cancer. Bob 'Tug' Wilson, who had terminal cancer, decided he just wanted to do something for the 'young ones' and, since its inception over a decade ago, his walk has grown in popularity and helped many kids in the Cancer Centre for Children.
The 27km walk usually takes around five hours to complete and takes in the beautiful scenery around Sydney Harbour. A short 1km family friendly walk was introduced at the end of the course this year, for younger adventurers, making this an event everyone can enjoy.
The annual 'Tug' walk has funded important clinical trials at The Children's Hospital at Westmead showing how the walkers' fundraising makes a big difference. In 2019 the Bob 'Tug' Wilson's Walk for Kids with Cancer helped 714 walkers raise over $300,000 which will help improve the lives of kids with cancer. Pull on your walking boots and join us next year when the excitement begins again.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September
September is international Childhood Cancer Awareness Month which aims to increase awareness and raise funds for those affected by childhood cancer. September is a great month to have a fundraiser and help improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for children with cancer.