Wittenoom Childrens’ Walk
Kalgoorlie to Perth
1 May 2012 to 5 May 2012
The Wittenoom Childrens’ Walk was the result of the determination of one woman to boost the resources available for mesothelioma research after losing her father, her mother and two brothers to mesothelioma an asbestos caused cancer. Den Carnaby had made it her mission to bring hope to her family and the many other families raised in the blue asbestos mining town of Wittenoom. Life in Wittenoom was just like any other outback mining town with people going about normal lives, going to work, going to school, keeping up the home and garden. Today we know that many of the people who lived in Wittenoom have lost their lives to mesothelioma.
Den Carnaby and the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Committee worked together to plan and organise the Wittenoom Childrens’ Walk deciding to start in Kalgoorlie the heart of gold mining country. Over 5 days, 1 May 2012 to 5 May 2012, Great Eastern Highway brought the group of 30 Walk Team members and support volunteers into Perth.
Kellerberrin Primary School join the Walk Team in Kellerberrin
Thank you to the Shire of Northam
The Walk Team arrived at the ADSA Office in Osborne Park to a huge welcome from family, friends, and supporters.
The first ADSA Walk the Wittenoom Childrens’ Walk raised $50,000 toward mesothelioma research with all the funds going to Prof Anna Nowak and the research team at the National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases, NCARD.