Meg's Big Canberra Walk

By Megan Boyd

I'm proud to be a Zero Hero

Everyone who knows me knows that I am a couch potato. I love to lounge, lollop and laze. But when I found out that my beautiful aunt Pip had breast cancer, I decided it was time to do something productive and meaningful to counteract a situation that felt pretty rubbish.

And, I have decided to 'Go big or go home'!! 

I will be walking the Canberra Centenary Trail - that is a 145km loop all around the urban and rural landscape of Canberra - in 7 days between Easter and ANZAC day in 2019.  It's an average of 20km a day, the shortest leg is 14.5km and the longest leg is 28km. That's a lot of steps for a pair of legs, but I'm determined. I have never done anything like this before and I am nervous, but I am excited and I mean business.

Is this nuts? Abso-frickin-lutely. Will it be achievable? Abso-frickin-lutely! With some grit, determination, hard-work, training, meditation, sweat and probably blood and tears, too, this is something that I can do. It feels like a small challenge compared to the challenge of fighting cancer or the challenge of researching new or improved cancer-busting treatments.

My parents will be walking some (or maybe all!) of this with me in solidarity. The support will be so greatly appreciated and it will be impressive for all three of us if we can achieve this!

I'm also taking on this challenge because I share NBCF's goal of ZERO deaths from breast cancer. I believe every death from breast cancer is one too many. To achieve this, I’m raising funds for research. All donations made to this page will help do exactly that. 

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. NBCF is working towards one goal: zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. Together we can help them get there.

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

Friday 19th April

Thank you to my Supporters

$260

Bill And Julie Boyd

well done darling

$250

Nathan

$208

Phillippa Simon

I have no doubt you can do the walk with ease. We are so proud of you. Wish we could be there for support, but we will be with you in spirit, thanks Ron< Marnie & Pip

$208

Encore It Services Pty Ltd

Blessings to you as you embark on this wonderful endeavour and thank you for trying to make this world a better place for others. Xx Uebergang family

$150

Anonymous

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Ashmita Hada

Hi Meg Just a lil something from my side. Hope you are able to reach your goal. My kindest regards to your aunt. Pl let her know that my mum in spite of brain mets is doing decently well so to always stay strong and fight this horrible illness. Lots of regards. Ashmita

$104

Jana Wedlock

$104

Di Hatfield

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Winederlust (& Jeanene) Xx

Awesome and inspirational! All the best with the big walk! X

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Adina L

Good luck Meg! What an inspirational thing to do :-)

$104

Ingrid Bremers

Well done Meg! This is fantastic. My grandma has just had her breast cancer return so I am so appreciative that you are raising funds to support people like her

$104

Amy

Congratulations Meg on an amazing achievement. You should be very proud of what you have achieved. Thank you for inviting me along to join you, I really enjoyed both walks.

$100

Vikki C

$52

Miki, Alex, Hamish And Savannah Xox

Now you've reached your target!!!! We love you soo much!!!

$52

Lucy Cuddihy

Good on you Megs - very proud of your commitment and your training xx

$52

Anonymous

$52

Erica Sheehan

Well done Megan ~ a great job for a great cause. Oxfam walk next maybe?

$52

Maddie, Leslie & Dusty

Good on ya Meg!

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Emma Shaw

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Jen Wilkie

Go you good thing!!! Such a mammoth effort for a great cause! We will be cheering you on from Ireland 👏👏👏

$52

Karen And Sarah

A small donation in honour of Karen, and her amazing daughter Sarah. This donation goes towards research that will hopefully one day prevent any further deaths from this disease.

$52

Megan Boyd

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Trish Sullivan

Meg you have a beautiful heart and soul, thank you for making a difference and bringing attention to. Wish I was there to walk beside you xxx

$52

Annie Pratt

Very inspirational chick! All the best with this massive challenge, look forward to hearing how it goes.

$52

Caroline

Good on you Meg, I'll be supporting you in this great cause.

$52

Anonymous

Go Meg! You're awesome!

$52

Loretta

$52

Marnie Simon

$52

Nina Mckeon

$52

Rosemary Campbell

$52

Yuvnik Trada

$52

Natalie Ratcliffe

So proud of you c

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Mandy

Brilliant work Meg! I might have to find some time to walk with you.

$52

Lisa Robertson

Good on you Meg!

$50

Amanda Delaney

Keep up the great work Meg! Can't wait to see you with pink hair :)

$50

Machismo

Snoochie boochie broody noochies

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Millennia Pullen

Meg, what an inspiring person you are. You have worked through the tough times to achieve this goal. Nice work.

$50

Heather

$46.80

Samara

Go Meg xxxxxx

$45

Meg

$1 for every 1km walked

$39

Sarah Kemp

$36.40

Meagan Priest

$36.40

Rachel Teoh

Go Meg!! Awesome work, great cause and I hope to be able to join you for a bit!

$36.40

S Irwin

Well done Megan, you're very inspiring and what a great cause to raise funds for

$36.40

The French-guys

From all of us at Chateau French-Guy :)

$36.40

Selina Bishop

Wooo!! This is amazing!! Love your commitment, it is inspiring!! 💪💪(need some power thigh emojis! 😝)

$36.40

Lisa Charles

$36.40

Lauren

What a wonderful way to raise money for a very worthwhile cause. Good luck with the walk! Hope the money raised helps to achieve the NBCF’s goal. Happy walking x

$36.40

Julie

Go Meg! I have 2 nominations for your playlist for the day. 1. Superstition (and you have to walk and front bump, side bump and shimmy) And 2. Santigold: Coo Coo Coo because it’s a cracker feel good tune.

$36.40

Nicole Collett

Well done Megan! Such an inspiration for a good cause.

$36.40

Michele Lewis

Well done Meg! You are awesome!!

$35

Catherine Morris

Well done you, such a thoughtful thing to do. Keep on walking

$35

Kirsty Ballon

Good on you Megan! I’m so impressed by your dedication to this cause

$35

Jlm

Best of luck for tomorrow Meg!!! Sorry, I could not join you on the walk. Keep up the great work for a great cause!!

$31.20

Claire S

So proud of you dear friend!

$30

Larissa Thomas

Hey Meg, sorry it's taken me so long to donate. All the best with your big walk - I don't know how you find the time with 2 kids so good on you!

$30

Hanna Borgelt

We are super proud of you! Happy walking xx

$30

Ll

Well done Meg on this incredible effort and accomplishment!

$30

Erin Taylor

$20.80

J Burtenshaw

You’ll need new shoes soon! You’re an inspiration! x

$20.80

Maddie Thompson

$20.80

Clare Hourigan

Love the pink hair Megan! Keep it up :D

$20.80

Mark Borgelt

$20

Alana Lucas

Loving the journey Meg! X