Harvey’s Cureageous Pride: Olympians join as ambassadors in fight against childhood cancer


Harvey’s Cureageous Olympic gymnasts Emily Little and Lauren Mitchell with cancer survivor Chloe Clements (centre).
Harvey’s Cureageous Olympic gymnasts Emily Little and Lauren Mitchell with cancer survivor Chloe Clements (centre).

TWO Olympic gymnasts will join Bayswater residents Gabriel and Cassie Lovering in their efforts to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer.

The Loverings founded Harvey’s Cureageous Pride in honour of their son Harvey who lost his battle with cancer in 2013 after he was diagnosed at 17 months old.

World champion gymnast and Olympian Lauren Mitchell, Olympic gymnast Emily Little and 17-year-old cancer survivor Chloe Clements were named ambassadors this month for the event that will raise funds for the Childhood Cancer Institute Australia.

“Harvey’s Cureageous Pride is a great cause that I’m honoured to be part of,” said Mitchell.

Over 24 hours on October 22 and 23, participants will aim to walk 100km and raise $50,000 at Gloucester Park.

In 2013, the walk took place from Albany to Perth and in 2014 Augusta to Perth.

A fundraising dinner will also be held at Gloucester Park’s Beau Rivage room on Saturday October 22.

Tickets cost $100 with all funds going towards the Childhood Cancer Institute.

Ticket sales and registrations for the walk – which includes a Sunday family fun day – open September 5.

For more information go to www.facebook.com/HarveysCureageousPride.