The Wellness Walk and Research Run

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Olivia Newton-John Wellness Walk and Research Run

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Sunday 16 September 2018 08:00 am until Sunday 16 September 2018 12:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Sue Davies
0417 309 610;
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La Trobe University
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Current Student: Undergraduate; Current Student: Postgraduate; Community Event; Health/wellbeing/lifestyle; Sport; Public

The journey to win over cancer begins with a step. Help Olivia's dream to end cancer, join our global event.

La Trobe staff and students and friends of La Trobe are invited to join Team La Trobe.

What is the Wellness Walk and Research Run?

Now in its 6th year, the Wellness Walk and Research Run is an annual fun run (5km and 10km) and walk (5km) which raises vital funds to support cancer research and wellness programs at the ONJ Centre. Join Olivia at this year's event on Sunday 16 September at La Trobe University's Bundoora campus in Melbourne.

This year Olivia is taking her dream to the world. Our global community is growing and we now have participants in the UK, USA, Canada, Belgium, Spain and France walking for wellness and research. We are encouraging international walkers to support Olivia in her dream to end cancer and walk wherever they are in the world by registering as a global participant and raising funds.

What is the Wellness Walk and Research Run raising money for?

The money raised at this event will help fund research breakthroughs and provide access to world-leading wellness and supportive care, giving patients hope and helping them and their families during cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

About the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre is a comprehensive cancer centre that supports the whole person - body mind and spirit - providing first class clinical care, personalised research and complementary wellness programs giving people and their families going through their own journey the best chance to win over cancer. The Centre is home to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI), which also operates as the La Trobe University School of Cancer Medicine. The Institute undertakes cutting-edge research to develop treatments for breast cancer, bowel cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer, lymphoma and melanoma.

Olivia Newton-John's vision was to have an integrated cancer centre that treated patients with first class clinical care, personalised research and complementary wellness programs so that patients going through treatment had the best opportunity for success. Because of her dream, passion and leadership the ONJ Centre is now providing hope for people with cancer. Olivia remains passionately involved in the ONJ Centre, and keeping it at the forefront of treatment, research and wellness to support patients and their families.

Hosting the event

As the Event Host, La Trobe University welcomes the opportunity to engage with the local community and show our support for the important services and research that take place at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre.

During the event, sections of the Bundoora campus road network will be temporarily closed with detours in place. If you have any questions about the road closures or accessing the campus during the event please contact the La Trobe University, Infrastructure & Operations Service Desk on 9479 2017.


Academic Lawn, Science Drive, La Trobe University, Bundoora

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