Loss motivates pair on fundraiser trek
VICTORIA PARK TWO years ago Victoria Park woman Jane Broadhead raised $47,000 by walking from Albany to Perth for Cure Cancer, in memory of her beloved grandfather.
Last week she and mother Jenni embarked on a trek across a classic section of the Great Wall of China in the Hebei Province, while raising funds for Cure Cancer.
The pair have already raised more than $6000 for cancer research as part of their Great Wall of China challenge.
“I lost my grandpa to cancer at a young age, my grandma lost her soul mate and my mum lost her dad,” Ms Broadhead said.
“I always wanted to do something in his honour to make a difference, so others don’t have to go through the battle he did and families don’t have to grieve like ours did. Whenever things get tough I think of his smiling face and it motivates me to keep going.”
During the challenge they will camp, explore and trek between small villages, staying with host families, experiencing true local hospitality.
“Fundraisers like Jane and Jenni play an important part in supporting Australian researchers,” Cure Cancer chief executive Peter Taylor said.
“Cure Cancer invests exclusively in Australia’s brightest emerging medical researchers to combat all types of cancers. If we don’t support early-career re- searchers then many new ideas to improve treatments and find a cure will never be investigated.”
Go to https:// greatwallofchina 2015.gofundraise.com. au/page/BroadheadJ to donate.
Jane and Jenni Broadhead embarked on a trek across a section of the Great Wall of China for Cure Cancer.