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Meet Sharlene and Team “PMH Heroes”

Sharlene’s son Coopah and niece Darna have received specialist care at PMH since they were both little babies, which is why the family are fundraising in this year’s Big Walk. Now seven years old, little Darna was born with hip dysplasia and has gone through many operations and bone grafting surgeries to help her walk….

Team Warrior Princess Eva

Ariana and Hayden Collings are leading their team, “Warrior Princess Eva” in fundraising for the Children’s Cancer Ward at the hospital in support of their daughter, Eva (all pictured above). Two and a half-year-old Eva was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April this year, and since then she’s spent more than her fair share…

Choose where your fundraising goes

Wards and Departments descriptions for John Hughes Big Walk 2016 You can choose where to direct your fundraising when you register for the John Hughes Big Walk. The wards and departments are explained below.   Aboriginal Health The Department of Aboriginal Clinical Child Health is focused on closing the widening gap between health outcomes for…

Team Alexey

Eight year old Alexey will be taking on the 6km Big Walk with the support of his friends and family known as “Team Alexey”. This will be an astonishing achievement for Alexey, who survived a stroke when only two months old and has undergone two major brain surgeries since then. “It is thanks to the…

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation

Supporting a new era in healthcare On 1 August, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation became Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation in anticipation of the opening of the new Perth Children’s Hospital later this year. While the Foundation’s name and logo has changed, it is business as usual as the Foundation continues to support Princess Margaret Hospital until…

A message from John Hughes

A message from John Hughes “The Big Walk is a cause very close to my heart and I’m proud to be celebrating the event’s 20th year. I’m a big believer in giving back to the community and this is one way we do this. It’s an event the whole family can enjoy together and it…

A story about the event founders

Twenty one years ago, John Law and Keith Hartz had a great idea, and that great idea turned into a great event to help a really great cause. This great read in the Weekend West Australian Magazine explains how the John Hughes Big Walk got started.  

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