600 walkers raise over $315,000 for kids with cancer

On Sunday 25 March 2018, more than 600 supporters of children with cancer walked in the 26 kilometre 10th Anniversary Bob ‘Tug’ Wilson’s Walk for Kids with Cancer and raised over $315,000 dollars for the Cancer Centre for Children at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. 

This annual event started in 2008 by the late, Bob ‘Tug’ Wilson, after he was diagnosed with cancer and wanted to help children suffering from the same disease. Bob’s wife, Carol Wilson, continued on the Walk after Bob’s passing and this year, the 26 kilometre trek celebrated its 10th Anniversary.

“Over the past 10 years, we’ve raised over $1 million dollars for the Cancer Centre for Children and I know Bob would be so proud with our efforts this year. I hope the Bob ‘Tug’ Wilson’s Walk for Kids with Cancer will be an ongoing event long after I am able to manage it to keep Bob’s legacy alive while continuing to support sick children”, Carol said.  

17-year-old Reuben was the Ambassador for this year’s Walk after being diagnosed with cancer in September 2016. Reuben endured 16 months of chemotherapy at the Cancer Centre for Children before given the all clear in December 2017.  

“I really wanted to walk the last kilometre of the Bob ‘Tug’ Wilson’s Walk for Kids with Cancer this year as a celebratory milestone of how far I’ve come. It was such a great moment especially walking alongside loved ones and knowing I have their support throughout this entire journey”, Reuben said.    

The Bob ‘Tug’ Wilson’s Walk for Kids with Cancer commenced at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Circular Quay and ended at the Novotel Manly Pacific.