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Johnny Ruffo joins Walk4BrainCancer movement

Following his brain cancer diagnosis in August this year, the 29-year-old was shocked by the lack of awareness and funding for the disease, and was keen to turn that around.

Throughout October and November, thousands of Australians will once again walk with purpose across the nation as Walk4BrainCancer returns for 2017. Record numbers of walkers are anticipated, as more people impacted by the disease join the brain cancer movement to help improve survival and change the world for people living with the disease.  

Johnny commented “My diagnosis came as a huge shock, but I have been so overwhelmed by the love and support I’ve received since then. I want to keep doing my bit to raise awareness of this disease, and that’s why I’m proud to be an ambassador for Walk4BrainCancer this year. I’d encourage anyone who wants to do something to fight brain cancer to get out to your local walk or donate to the cause, and together, we can help find a cure.” 


Johnny will share his brain cancer story in person at Walk4BrainCancer Centennial Park on 05 November. He will also be encouraging anyone who has been touched by brain cancer, whether directly or indirectly, to attend a walk or donate to the cause throughout the campaign. Walk4BrainCancer 2017 hopes to raise more than $1.5 million for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.


Michelle Stewart, CEO of Cure Brain Cancer Foundation said “Walk4BrainCancer events are always emotional, but they’re ultimately uplifting. It’s all about the passionate brain cancer community uniting in numbers across the country, talking to others who understand the journey they are going through and feeling part of a larger movement. They’re wonderful events, and I’d encourage anyone impacted by brain cancer to join us and walk against this terrible disease”. 

Join the movement and Walk4Braincancer