The Weekend To End Women’s Cancers Raised $2.3 Million

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New South Wales’ largest multi-day walk for women’s cancers draws 809 walkers and supports treatment and pioneering research for all women’s cancers while providing comfort and care for cancer patients at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in Sydney

The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers announced 809 walkers helped raise over $2.3 million for Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, as the second annual Weekend commenced in Sydney.

Funds raised through the largest multi-day walk for women’s cancers in New South Wales, support treatment and pioneering research for all women’s cancers while providing comfort and care for cancer patients at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in Sydney.

Image credit: Mikulas Jaroz

Image credit: Mikulas Jaroz

“A huge thank you to the selfless walkers, sponsors, volunteers, crew members and donors for their passion, overwhelming support and for helping us make our second annual Weekend to End Women’s Cancers a tremendous success,” said Eileen Hannagan, CEO of the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

“One in three women in Australia will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. Funds have previously been used to build the hospital and get it up and running.”

Now it’s about being able to provide better research, better technology, better support and ultimately, better care for our patients as we prepare to open our inpatient services early next year,” Ms Hannagan added.

Image credit: Mikulas Jaroz

Image credit: Mikulas Jaroz

In two years, The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers raised a total of $5.7 million for Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

The annual two-day, 60km walk through Sydney and overnight camp in Meadowbank Park, draws thousands of participants, supported by hundreds of crew and volunteers and brings together communities of cancer survivors, walkers and their supporters who train and fundraise for months in order to participate.

Interview with Eileen Hannagan: