Dunsborough to Perth
13 May 2013 to 17 May 2013
Walk Team in Dunsborough
After the experience in 2012 of the Wittenoom Childrens’ Walk, the first ADSA Walk, the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Committee decided to continue to walk for mesothelioma research. A group of ADSA Walk Team members from 2012 and ADSA Committee members got together to plan a walk from Dunsborough to Perth, the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Walk for Research and Awareness 2013.
The ADSA Walk 2013 started in Dunsborough at Lyons Park on Monday 13 May 2013 and finished at Solidarity Park behind Parliament House on Friday 17 May 2013. On the way the ADSA held Town Meetings in the evenings in Bunbury, Harvey, Mandurah and Rockingham hosting expert speakers on the issues of asbestos risks and medical research and treatments.
ADSA Walk Team setting a fast pace out of Dunsborough
A family effort in the Ludlow Forest
Arriving in Harvey to a warm welcome from Tanya Jackson Shire President
Doing some rapping in Mandurah
Arriving at Parliament House
ADSA Walk 2013 raises $50,000
A cheque for $50,000.00 was presented on Friday 26 July 2013 to Prof Anna Nowak of QEII Medical Centre by Rose Marie Vojakovic AM of the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Inc to fund lifesaving research into a cure and treatments for asbestos caused cancers.
Mr Robert Vojakovic AM JP, President of the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia, said,
“Prof Anna Nowak and her team are on the cutting edge of research into a cure and treatments for asbestos caused cancers. I am proud to say that our Walk Team have worked hard to raise funds to help Prof Nowak and her team continue their life saving research.”