Join us for the inaugural Walk 4 Brain Cancer in the Wheatbelt. Inspired by Northam resident Debbie Keefe Duncan who lost her battle with brain cancer in February 2017.
The Northam River Pool Circuit is 2.2km and the target is to complete two full circuits. Don't, however let distance be a barrier. Participants are encouraged to walk to their own pace and ability and shorter (1 - 1.4km) walks are available.
Date | Sunday 15 October 2017
Registration | Open from 9:00am
Start | 10:00am
Merchandise | Walkers will have the opportunity to purchase Cure Brain Cancer products on the day, or can purchase a Walk4BrainCancer t-shirt in advance.
Post walk | After the walk please join us for a sausage sizzle in Bernard park, all funds raised will go towards funding vital brain cancer research.
Rebekah shares what inspired her to organise Walk4BrainCancer Wheatbelt 2017.
"Debbie Keefe Duncan was my sister. She was also a mother, a wife, a daughter and a treasured friend to so many.
On November 11, 2016 Debbie was admitted to hospital after suffering from severe headaches and seizures. Scans revealed tumours on her brain and cancer in her spine. Doctors told her she only had months to live.
Debbie very quickly lost her ability to walk or see without assistance. She was in terrible pain.
Debbie's wish before she passed was to marry her long-time partner. The date was set for 14 January. Despite her physical limitations Debbie was adamant that she would not be going down that aisle in a wheelchair. She did physio every day to build her strength and in her typical determination she said, 'one day I’m going to climb Mt Ommaney, just watch me'.
Debbie never got to climb her mountain but she did walk down that aisle. My inspiration for this walk comes from her strength and determination.
On 7 February 2017, the day following her 39th birthday Debbie lost her battle with brain cancer."
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