Jack in the box has completed our 20th anniversary challenge by walking a combined 200km in support of the 2020 Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer Challenge.
The event raised more than $875,000 for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, of which thebox crew contributed $8,334* – a staggering 317% more than our target goal.
From 20-26 September the crew walked in support of the challenge, which culminated with Director & Imagineer Scott Robinson pledging a final 20km walk along the picturesque Geographe foreshore on the last day; starting at Toby’s Inlet and finishing in the Busselton CBD.
While admitting to nursing some sore feet, ‘Robbo’ said he couldn’t be prouder of the crew’s commitment to the challenge.
“We pride ourselves on doing things differently at thebox, and walking 200km as part of our 20th anniversary celebrations has to be right up there,” Robinson said.
“I’m so proud of the way the crew threw themselves into the challenge. Part of the reason we chose this event was in honour of my mum, Dawn, who passed away from breast cancer in 2017. It was a way in which she could be part of our anniversary celebrations.
“Knowing that we’ve contributed to more than $875,000 raised is such a good feeling, and that our efforts can hopefully help save other mums, sisters, daughters, friends from what she went through.
“Congratulations to the Perkins on this year’s event and to everyone who participated. I also want to thank all our family, friends and clients who donated to our hair-brain idea. We’re so thankful for your ongoing support and friendship.”
If you would like to contribute towards thebox‘s fundraising efforts, you can do so at walkforwomenscancer.org.au/fundraisers/Jackinthebox
About Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer Challenge
Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer participants have been directly supporting WA women’s cancer research at the Perkins. While the event traditionally happens in May but due to COVID-19, this year’s event was postponed until the 20-26 September. In the past participants have walked 35km or 42km in one day; however, in 2020 the challenge was conducted over 7 days to represent the 1 in 7 women diagnosed with breast cancer.
For more information, visit walkforwomenscancer.org.au.
About Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is a leading Western Australian medical research centre, dedicated to tackling some of the world’s biggest health issues. Their world-class teams accelerate the delivery of life-saving breakthroughs to improve the health of all Western Australians both today and for our future generations.
For more information, visit perkins.org.au.
*as of 9 October 2020