AFTER losing several family members to cancer, Marilena Baynes decided to dedicate herself to a fundraising campaign.
Mrs Baynes has been busy training for for the Weekend to End Women’s Cancer after watching five cousins and two aunts affected by the disease over the past 10 years.
On March 28-29, the mother of two will walk 60km over two days alongside thousands of men and women to raise funds and pay tribute to those family members.
“To date our team has raised nearly $30,000,” she said.
“The enthusiasm of our team is quite remarkable and the generosity of the local Mt Hawthorn community in donations of prizes truly admirable.”
Money raised goes directly to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research to acquire vital equipment for advancing breast and ovarian cancer research pro- grams in WA.
Mrs Baynes encouraged others to also get behind the event.
“I just feel that too many amazing people have been affected,” she said.
Marilena Baynes (middle) at a recent fundraiser.