Cancer survivor walks for funds
CANCER survivor Julian Day was due to pass through Tweed today on his walk from Byron Bay to Cape Moreton to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The avid fundraiser passed began his marathon walk yesterday and will complete it on Thursday.
A childhood cancer survivor, Mr Day has walked consecutive sections of the New South Wales coast in the past decade, raising funds for charities
“I’m walking along the coast and mainly along the beach. I am really looking forward to this walk, but each one takes a lot of planning,” Mr Day said.
“You have to psyche yourself up for something like this and have a lot of self-determination.
“I break it down in my mind as a number of three-hour walks.
“The best thing is I get to meet a lot of great people along the way.”
Through previous walks, Julian has raised more than $40,000 for cancer foundations and organisations that assist children with life-threatening medical conditions.
“Having experienced cancer first-hand I understand the daily struggles that patients go through,” said Mr Day.
“The money we raise will go towards not only medical research but also the care and support of cancer sufferers and their families.”
Mr Day is hoping his 210km journey will inspire cancer sufferers and promote awareness, along with raising much-needed funds.
Tweed residents can show their support for Mr Day by donating to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.