Ray White Russell Director Dianne Wynyard (above right) and her daughter Glenda Wynyard (above left) have broken through the NZ$15,000 barrier as they raise money for women’s cancer research.
Since its inception in 1998, the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (in Western Australia) has made significant discoveries into the diseases that plague families, in particular heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
With over 200 researchers, scientists and doctors housed in two state-of-the-art research facilities, the Perkins Institute creates a culture of innovation and collaboration.
Dianne Wynyard said out of the 719 walkers in the Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer, she was currently fourth* on the fundraising ladder.
“Thanks to the support of the residents of Russell, and Glenda, we’ve now raised more than NZ$15,500 for this incredibly important cause,” she said.
“There are 141 teams, most of which have 15-20 walkers, but Glenda and I sit fifth* when it comes to the amount of money raised by a team, so we’re delighted about that.
“I’m the oldest person completing the walk, and also the only one in New Zealand, and at around 2pm on 26 September when people cross the finish line we’ll have a ukulele group, sausage sizzle, St Johns, and the cancer group ready and waiting to welcome them all home.”
*At the time of publishing.