Rod Lyon

Walking Stars

I'm a survivor

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017. After my second biopsy, in 2018, I was told it had advanced and that treatment would need to be done. It was decided that Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy was the best course of action. I was also told that I needed to lose 26 kg in order for the operation to go ahead. I had 26 weeks to do so. I lost 26 kg in 13 weeks and went on to drop a further 15 kg. Surgery was a success and I am much healthier now than I was two years ago.
My thanks to Prof. Declan Murphy and the team at Peter Mac.
Now it is time for me to do something in return.

I’m walking to help all Victorians affected by cancer

Every year over 34,000 Victorians hear the words ‘you have cancer’.

Thanks in part to generous Victorians, 7 in 10 of them will survive five years after a cancer diagnosis, but there’s still so much work to be done.

I'm helping Cancer Council Victoria by joining Walking Stars – a night-time walking half marathon in Melbourne’s CBD with a difference!

By supporting me, you’ll be funding ground-breaking cancer research, prevention programs and support services that offer a helping hand to Victorians affected by all types of cancer.

My achievements

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Super Star!

Thank you to my sponsors


Empire Transport

Go for it Rod, hope you knock it out of the park!


Belinda Parker

Good Luck n0w0rries (Rod) from grub62 and Bunadoorian - Belinda and Don


Edward Sims


Dave & Deb Fowler

You got this x 2


Bernie Hollaway

Go Rod, you're an inspiration for all !!!


Alan Clarke

Well done Rod! I have no doubt that you will do it.



Great work Rod! All the best on the day.


Dave & Sez Curtis

We have faith you can do it Rod.


Craig & Leah Aka Crack'n'leelee

Great work Rod and team!


Adriaan Homburg


Gemma Siemensma

Go Rod!