Join Crusade For Cancer pirate walk across Australia to fundraise for Telethon

Connie and Conor Colgan are raising money for research.
Connie and Conor Colgan are raising money for research.

JOIN the Colgan family and their travelling pirates this weekend to help raise money and awareness for children's cancer research.

The charity pub crawl will start at the Bailey Bar and Bistro in Joondalup at noon on Saturday and end in Northbridge at 8pm.

It is the fourth Telethon Adventurers fundraiser Nathan and Connie Colgan have organised since their eight-year-old son Conor was diagnosed with a brain tumour five years ago.

Conor has had two operations in three years to remove the tumour.

‘The research in brain tumours is really archaic across the board, the latest drugs are still from the 1970s,’ Mr Colgan said.

‘The main thing Telethon Adventurers has done is pull resources and researches together from around the world.’

Fundraising by the Telethon Adventurers helped open a brain tumour research laboratory in the Telethon Kids Institute and fund two research fellowships and equipment.

The couple also raised $32,000 by walking the Kokoda Track and another $4500 when they raffled a flights and accommodation package to The X Factor finale in Sydney this month.

They are also organising a Crusade for Cancer pirate walk across Australia, taking six months.

‘It’s a hope thing, the Telethon Adventures gives us hope; maybe they’ll find a cure in our lifetime,’ Mrs Colgan said.

Find the Crusade for Cancer on Facebook for ongoing events and details.