Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Busselton man’s 200km walk for Mum

Each year walkers from across WA descend on Perth to walk 35kms in the Hawaiian Walk for Women’s cancer, raising $1 million for cancer research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

This year the COVID-19 pandemic put paid to best laid plans.

Instead walkers were asked to create their own challenge and a Busselton business owner decided to offer his staff members a 20km challenge on the Cape to Cape appeal.

Seven signed up and the business, Jack in the box is adding the Walk to its celebrations of 20 years in business in the south-west town.

However, for Scott Robinson (pictured) who established Jack in the box two decades ago, fundraising for cancer research has special meaning.

“We lost Mum in 2017 to cancer, but her influence and presence is still felt within Jack in the box,” said Mr Robinson.

“Her warm smile and sunny disposition was the first thing that greeted people when they came to the studio. That’s why we thought it would be a great and unique way to celebrate this milestone, to further fundraise in her honour,” he said.

“The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research does some incredible work, so this is something small we can do to help.”

The team has committed to walking a combined 200km as part of the 2020 Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer, to be completed between 20-26 September.

To donate to Jack in the box’s fundraising efforts, visit: walkforwomenscancer.org.au/fundraisers/jackinthebox

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