YAHOO YALGOO dedicates walk to helping regional families
Publish Date: 26/7/2016
This year’s 13th Yahoo Yalgoo 56km charity walk will be dedicated to the memory of Glenn Robb, a friend and workmate to many at MMG Golden Grove mine site.
On Sunday August 21, a group of dedicated walkers will trek for 10 hours to Yalgoo, the mine’s closest town, raising money to help the Leukaemia Foundation support regional families impacted by a blood cancer diagnosis.
Vincent O’Brien, the coordinator for Yahoo Yalgoo, says Glenn Robb was a big personality with a special connection to many colleagues at MMG Golden Grove.
“It feels good to know that Yahoo Yalgoo will be supporting the work of the Leukaemia Foundation,” said Vincent. “Especially when you have had friends like Glenn go through blood cancer and you see the effects it has on them and their family.”
The Leukaemia Foundation provided Glenn and his wife Nikki with free “home away from home” accommodation in Perth while he underwent treatment at Royal Perth Hospital.
While the 56km walk presents a physical and mental challenge, Vincent says having a go even if you don’t finish is important, as every kilometre will help the Leukaemia Foundation provide valuable support to families who need it most.
“Over the years we have had other employees affected with leukaemia,” said Vincent. “We’re hoping to raise $20,000 so the Leukaemia Foundation can help other families in the same situation as Glenn and Nikki were, and make life easier for them.”
This week 25 Western Australians will get the news they have blood cancer. That’s another 25 reasons to support the Leukaemia Foundation’s work – providing practical and emotional support to people facing the challenge of blood cancer, as well as investing in vital research to find better treatments and cures.