Steps to save lives

Alan Jennings is walking 52 laps of Hyde Park in remembrance of his daughter Loretta, who died from ovarian cancer. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d408001
Alan Jennings is walking 52 laps of Hyde Park in remembrance of his daughter Loretta, who died from ovarian cancer. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d408001

The 73-year-old Mt Lawley resident is doing 52 laps of the inner city park in memory of his daughter Loretta Jennings, who died earlier this month after battling ovarian cancer for more than two years.

Mr Jennings first planned his walk, which recognises the 52 weeks of the year that people with cancer have to live with the disease, when his daughter was in palliative care.

He said was more determined than ever to complete the personal challenge after she passed away.

He wants to raise $52,000 for Ovarian Cancer Australia and raise awareness of the disease.

Mr Jennings said family and friends would join him on part of the walk on Sunday, October 13, and he has invited others to walk with him for one or two laps.

‘Together we can help expand awareness, support, advocacy and research program to create a future of hope for all women,’ he said.

‘To paraphrase Neil Armstrong, it may seem only one small step but it can be a giant leap in highlighting this worthy cause.

‘The 60,000 steps I take around Hyde Park will play a party in saving lives.’

How you can help
Alan’s Walk For A Reason:
When: October 13, starting at 7am
Where: Hyde Park
Donate: makingadifference.gofundraise.
com.au/page/alanswalkforareason