Walking to Wagga Wagga

By Jess Mirtschin

My Story

Hi Everyone - my name is Jess Mirtschin, I'm getting active and setting myself a challenge to raise money for NBCF and world-class breast cancer research. In October I will be walking from my community township of Wallerawang NSW 370km over 7 days to meet my Nan & Mum in Wagga Wagga NSW at the finish line in hopes of raising a goal of $5000 


On Tuesday 6th April 2021  - Mum called ‘Nan’s just found out she has Invasive adenocarcinoma breast cancer - I think to myself why, why does another person in my family have to be affected by this awful disease.  It was only 10 years ago My dads mum was diagnosed with Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) and underwent a mastectomy and medication for 5 years post op. 


At the age of 48years my mum was diagnosed with Lobular Carcinoma (LCIS) having a mastectomy of her breast. I remember mum worrying what her grandchildren might think and to me and her grandchildren - we didn’t care so long as we had her here with us. 5 years of taking Tamoxifen - mum is in clear. 


The reasoning behind my will power and want to raise funds for the The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is because in my family breast cancer has affected 10 women on both sides of my family. 


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and an important time for NBCF to highlight why research in this area is so crucial. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, with 8 people losing their lives to the disease every day


The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Australia’s leading national body funding game-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public. I believe research is the best way to prevent deaths, and improve how breast cancer is diagnosed, managed and treated. 


Click 'Donate' to make a secure online donation and help me reach my goal. Every donation, big or small, will help me get there. Please donate today.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and you will be issued with a tax-deductible receipt via email as soon as you make your donation.

Thank you so much for your support!

Event Information

Monday 25th October

Thank you to my Supporters

$2.73k

Jess Mirtschin

Money raised from Thermomix raffle

$567

Jess Mirtschin

Money raised from wood raffle at Wallerawang JRL & Portland Colts football games

$52

Roma David

Amazing Jess you have got this.

$52

Lyn

I'm sure you will complete the jouney

$52

Elizabeth Beattie

Woohoo go Jess!

$52

Shirley Hudson

Your Nan & Mum will be so proud of you Jess, I know we are, hope you reach your goal. Love Uncle Butch & Shirl xx

$52

Anonymous

$50

Marion Eslick

Good luck with your walk and fundraising efforts😆

$50

Anonymous

$41.60

Janell

Amazing human you are, all the best on your walk.

$36.40

Brigid

Go Jess

$26

Madi Gould

Go Jess!

$20.80

Anonymous

$20.80

Trish

$20.80

Trish

Awesome

$20.80

Anonymous

$20.80

Ash

$10

Lilly