From slippers to running shoes

By Kevin Barnes

I'm doing something sporty for this great cause!

Hi everyone! Most who know me no doubt have seen my posts about my niece Emily who turned 4 in December. She has been diagnosed with a rare brain tumour and she is in the early stages of an exhaustive chemo treatment. She is in the wonderful hands of world class doctors and nurses at Westmead Children's Hospital and the staff at Ronald McDonald House.

So I want to do something to help Emily's Army.

I’m trading in the Playstation controller for a pair of Mizuno's. I'm going to complete a half marathon at the Western Sydney Marathon on June 1st. 

The Children's Hospital at Westmead is one of Australia's leading specialist medical centres for kids , offering a safe and friendly healing environment for children from NSW and beyond. The Hospital's expert medical staff care for more than 84,000 critically ill and injured children every year.

That’s why I’ve chosen to raise much needed funds for The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Thank you for your support!

Thank you to my Supporters


Leslie Ann Kaneb, Fred Tabah




Go get em big fella


Tracy Scuderi

Fcuk Cancer. All the best with your recovery you brave little girl. With family like uncle Kev, you have a strong team in your corner.


Benjamin Jenkins

Crush it bro.


Shaun Walsh

bloody awesome work mate, good luck! Go Banana!!!


Meryl And Family

Go Kevin. We are all rooting for Emily, and now for you.


Nick, Anita, Olivia And Jackson

Sending our love to Emily. Good luck with the run Kev!


Chris, Ruth, Danny & Lili

Keep fighting little Emily. Kev, you are a very inspiring Uncle


Lauren Clifton

Sending you and your family my love.


Elizabeth Kaneb

I'm routing for her.


Heng Family

Get them kays Kev! Love what you're doing and for such a deserving cause


Annie, Troy & Arthur


Ruth Kerschbaumer

Hi Kevy, you are awesome and I love to support you and the hospital. I am thinking of your family and sending you a huge hug. Lots of strudel love xox


Ali Graham

Go you good thing!!




Alana Landsberry


Hillary Tabah


Dan Spallone