Olivia Newton-John will lead a team of stars from sports and showbiz, along with everyday survivors of cancer, in a 21-day extreme challenge to trek along the Great Wall of China from 7th April 2008. Their million steps journey symbolizes the cancer patient’s journey – with extreme physical and emotional challenges.
Each step of the walkers’ trek can be sponsored at a dollar a step, to fight cancer through the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre Appeal. The Great Walk to Beijing takes place in April 2008 over 21 days. It will be officially launched in February for you to sponsor your favourite walker at “a dollar a step” on their million steps in the fight against cancer.
A unique part of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre will be the first Wellness Centre in Australia to be based at a major cancer research and treatment hospital. The centre will provide complementary therapies to support patients on their cancer journey, treating mind and spirit as well as the body.
The Wellness Centre is Olivia’s special passion with a focus on the whole person and not just the disease. Cancer patients worldwide will benefit from the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre’s dedicated research facilities and clinical trials, with the development of future cancer vaccines and therapies through the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research – which is headquartered in New York. The centre will be the primary site for clinical trials globally.
Olivia has gathered a team of high-profile international celebrities, olympians, business leaders, corporate partners and cancer survivors; now she is hoping Australians will join the quest to help raise money for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre Appeal.
Olivia will announce the team of Australian and international celebrities and sports stars who will be joining her on the The Great Walk to Beijing, in Sydney tomorrow.