Let's Hear it for Blackwater

14 Nov 2014

Tash and Pearl Evans from the tiny North Queensland town of Blackwater had heartbreaking news a few weeks before their Walk to Work fundraising event.

A close friend had been diagnosed with kidney cancer and they wanted to do something to express their grief. Through the National Walk to Work Day they decided to support ANZUP.

“I found ANZUP conducts clinical trial research to improve the treatment of bladder, kidney, testicular and prostate cancers,” Tash said.

Tash & Pearl walking for cancer research

“This organisation really hit close to home as my grandparents on Mum’s side died from bladder cancer and we also have other family members suffering from cancer.”

Through their efforts, Tash and Pearl have become the top national fundraisers for the National Walk to Work Day. “Our goal was $1000 and we thought that was ambitious... but now we are at $2,500,” Tash told ANZUP.

Tash and Pearl have stayed in touch with ANZUP and we were delighted to send them the ANZUP walking shirts.

We would like to thank Tash and Pearl, for not only choosing ANZUP but for sharing their story with ANZUP.