Saturday 7 December 2019
Walking Stars is a fun, non-competitive walking half marathon. The 21km journey starts after sundown and takes you on a magical starlit walk past some of Melbourne's finest landmarks to raise vital funds for Cancer Council Victoria. Over 3,000 people took on the Walking Stars challenge in 2019 and raised nearly $470,000!
Jessica found hope in Walking Stars after her husband’s cancer diagnosis turned her life upside down. “It just sounded like a great idea – something that was fun and non-competitive, but something that was still going to be really challenging.”
Jessica’ husband Russ sadly passed away from brain cancer, so she walked in his honour. “I called one of my girlfriends who also lost her husband to cancer. She was always a great support to me, so I asked if she’d do it with me. She said yes!”
The mother of one has learned a few things through Walking Stars. “I think sharing my story was the most important thing for my fundraising. It was amazing how it spread through work colleagues and extended networks – that has been so surprising and wonderful,” shared Jessica.
Read more about Jessica's story.