Cherish Challenge – Kimberley 2022
Next month, I will be embarking on the Cherish Challenge to raise funds for research and increase awareness of gynaecological cancer. I will be joining 14 Cherish Champions who have committed to the Cherish Challenge Kimberley 2022, where we will take on a guided hike through the remote regions and magnificent scenery of the Kimberley region.
This adventure will feature many highlights, including the fabulous Kimberley walking adventures to El Questro Gorge, Amalia Gorge, Moonshine Gorge Circuit and Pint Pot Bay Exploration walk; visiting the Bindoola Falls and rocky thermal pools at Zebedee Springs; swimming in the crystal clear pools at Emma Gorge; Ord River cruise and sunset cruise on Lake Argyle.
Our Cherish Champions are in the midst of raising funds for their trek. Our goal is to raise $60,000, and we are just under halfway there! You can also support our trekkers by donating here. It’s individuals like you who make a difference in the lives of women and girls with gynaecological cancer.
How your donation helps:
Your donations help the 6,500 Australian women and girls diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each year and their families.
1. Support Research
100% of the money raised will support research that improves survival rates, treatments and ways to detect and prevent gynaecological cancer. There are successful research trials that have changed how doctors treat patients, which would never have started without fundraising support. Currently, research trials in uterine, ovarian and vulval cancer need funding. These projects will address impactful research problems, some of which have been unsolved for more than 30 years.
2. Raise Awareness, Save Lives
You and Cherish will raise awareness that saves lives. The more women know about this disease and its symptoms, the more likely they are to see their doctor if something’s not right. Unlike breast cancer, gynaecological cancer is not well-known or understood. Often women diagnosed with it face unnecessary stigma and embarrassment. By fundraising, you’re saying to each of them, “I am with you.”
I founded Cherish back in 2012. Since then, Cherish has invested over $1 million into gynaecological cancer research and inspired hundreds of people to fundraise. I have seen the difference this money has made by funding research into clinically prioritised trials for treatments, diagnosis and prevention. This investment has resulted in kinder treatments for women with gynaecological cancer and saved lives already. But so much more can and needs to be done.
Please consider donating to the Cherish Challenge.
I look forward to sharing my experience in the Kimberleys with you online.
In my next blog, I will outline some deficiencies in gynaecological cancer treatment and what can be done about it. Stay tuned.