Walking Stars aims to do two things: spread hope for a cancer free future and raise vital funds to help make that a reality.
This year, more than ever, we need your support. While there is no fundraising minimum for Walking Stars, every dollar you raise brings us closer to a cancer free future. It all adds up and has a life-changing impact on cancer patients and those around them.
Here are a few reasons why we encourage it:
Fundraising makes you feel good
This year, Walking Stars is more important than ever because it’s a welcome opportunity to end 2020 on a positive note! Being part of a bigger purpose is incredible, as is the sense of accomplishment you’ll get from seeing what a clear impact you’ve made.
Registration is free
There’s no fee to take part in the wonderful virtual experience, so why not get started by making a donation to yourself? You could donate a nominal ‘registration fee’ to your fundraising page.
We’re hoping our Walking Stars will call on friends and family to support their efforts. Money raised helps people affected by cancer, and also works to ensure the success of this wonderful event.
Your funds will help at a crucial time
Fundraising can seem daunting amid the challenges of this year. But the truth is – Cancer Council Victoria needs your help.
Calls to our nurses at the 13 11 20 information and support line have quadrupled since the beginning of the pandemic. Plus, investment into cancer research across Australia has been threatened due to the economic climate. But cancer never rests, so neither do we.
Your fundraising can help people facing cancer at a time when they are more vulnerable than ever. We’ve been humbled by the generosity of Victorians and their willingness to support one another this year – and we think you’ll experience this support too.
There’s no limit to how you fundraise, nor is there a limit to how much you can fundraise, so have some fun with it! Get creative, plan virtual or socially distanced events and get your family and friends involved. Walking 21km in your neighbourhood already makes you a star; this extra step will make you shine even brighter.
We’ll provide you with lots of resources and tips to help your fundraising along the way.