Loss mo­ti­vates pair on fundraiser trek

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page -

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.

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