Thank you for helping us make the 2013 John Hughes Big Walk the biggest and best yet, raising a whopping $255,000 to help support WA children being cared for at PMH’s oncology ward.
Lead by Big Walk ambassadors Dahlia Papas and Sienna Gooch, who are both battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, more than 3400 people laced up their joggers to walk to take part in the event to raise a total $255,000 – with some teams going above and beyond in their efforts to contribute to the fundraiser.
The largest team to take part in the John Hughes Big Walk was Team IMON (In Memory of Natasha), whose 256 participants, led by team captain Phyllis Soklich, took part in the walk for the 11th time this year.
The top team fundraiser with an incredible total of $30,000 was the Steps for Stessy team from Manjimup, led by Paul and Vanessa Tempra who formed the team in honour of their little girl Stessy, who passed away from cancer in November 2011.
The highest individual fundraiser was Jasmine Wendt, who raised a mammoth $28,785 to win a $1200 Compact Round Springfree Trampoline kindly donated by Springfree Trampolines as thanks for her inspirational efforts.
And the lucky winner of the Mitsubishi Mirage donated thanks to the generosity of John Hughes, was Marrelle Bozanich from Malaga. Everyone who participated in the Big Walk was given an entry into the draw for the car.
Through the Rotary Club of Mosman Park/ PMH Foundation partnership, this great community event has raised almost $1 million for the children’s cancer ward at PMH over the last eight years, which is a credit to the WA community who support this fantastic fundraiser every year.
Thank you for being part of the 2013 John Hughes Big Walk and its enormous success! We look forward to seeing you back for an even bigger Big Walk next year!
MARK THIS DATE IN YOUR DIARY!
Sunday 2nd November - 2014 John Hughes Big Walk!
Registrations open early August.
More info to follow soon...