Olivia’s Walk for Wellness 2022 raises more than 2.5 million AUSD
Olivia’s Walk for Wellness proved to be a great success in honouring the legacy of Dame Olivia Newton-John, who sadly passed away on August 8, 2022. The annual fundraiser raised close to 3 million Australian dollars, with donations not flooding in from Australia alone but the whole world.
The annual Walk for Wellness in Melbourne on October 9 was a huge success. But fundraising teams around the world have also done their share. As a member of Team Grace Global Walkers I am proud to say that our team raised over 24,000 Australian dollars and came in second in the top team fundraisers ranking, which is an enormous achievement by like minded people all over the world.
Thank-you message from the ONJ Centre
The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre issued the following statement on Facebook on October 17:
Thank you to everyone who participated in Melbourne, Australia and around the world in this years Olivia’s Walk for Wellness.
It was a special day to recognise Founding Champion Dame Olivia Newton-John AC DBE and continue her legacy.
Thanks to the work and generosity of many, the fundraising tally for this year’s event is $2,626,990.
This is truly a wonderful result for a special event for an incredible woman.
On behalf of every person with cancer that will now have all the support they need to thrive through their diagnosis and treatment – we appreciate you.
Thank you for honouring Olivia’s legacy with us and bringing love & light to those with cancer.
Ambassador of the ONJCWRC Tottie Goldsmith, Olivia’s niece, thanked all fundraisers on Instagram on the day the fundraising closed.
Annual Walks held all over the world
The annual Walk for Wellness was held on October 9th. Fundraising teams were walking in Alexandra Gardens in Melbourne (watch the highlights here) , but also major and smaller cities all over the world. Team Grace Global Walkers organised their annual walk in Antwerp, but also had people walking in the USA and Canada among other countries.