Gerri's Journey - A walk for Mum

By Leigh Stevens

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I’ve taken a stand against blood cancer.

On November 8th 2020, I lost my Mum to complications from her battle with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Every day hurts, and I need to do something to help other families affected by Leukaemia.

For the last few years, I have been intrigued by 'The Goldfields Track', a 210km track that runs from Mount Buninyong near Ballarat, to my home town of Bendigo. The main reason for not attempting it yet is that I didn't really have a 'Why'. Now I have.

I am fundraising to help the 47 Australians who will know that they have blood cancer by the end of today — and for the 47 families who will face the same devastating news tomorrow. 

I have created this page to raise vital funds to help provide the special care that is needed to get families through a blood cancer diagnosis as well as to help fund more game-changing research into this disease. 

The money I raise will help provide care for those in need right now — and it will back the brightest researchers to continue uncovering faster diagnoses and better treatments to save lives. 

There is a lot of planning to take place, but fundraising can start immediately. 
My initial plan is to start the walk at Mount Buninyong in early September 2021, and finish 4-6 days later in Bendigo.
You can follow my planning, fundraising, training, etc on my facebook page:

Please show me your support by donating to my fundraising campaign.

Event Information

Monday 06th September 06:00 - 17:00

My Achievements

Congrats! You've hit your goal!

$80 raised - you've given a family a night of emergency accommodation!

You've covered genetic testing!

You've given a family a whole weeks accommodation near treatment

$1,000 raised - you've made a tube gene test with state-of-the-art-technology possible

You've covered 3 months of lab costs for vital blood cancer research

You've fund life changing research for 3 months

Thank you to my Supporters


Jamie Lewis

I didn’t win the tarago but happy to help



Well done Chantelle, we're all very proud of your efforts! Keep up the great work.


Kim And Peter Lenon

We had known Gerri for a long time. Our sympathy goes to all the family. Especially to Ron and to you all


Steve Liddall Painting & Decorating

Completely behind you and your family leigh, A great cause and my condolences.


G2 Accounting

Sorry for your loss, great work fundraising for such a worthy cause.


Jill Lamb

So sorry for your loss, good luck with your fund raising effort


Kanji Jackson-leahy


Lydia Fehring

Leigh, Bek & family, so sorry that AML has touched your family too. I lost my gorgeous sister in 1998 when she was just 21 to AML. What a wonderful thing you are all doing. Much love to you all.


Daniel Rusbridge

Well done Leigh supporting a great cause in honour of your Mum. - A lovely lady.


Heather Taylor

Well done and love to you all. Xx



What a fantastic job you are all doing. Gerri would be so proud of you all x


Toni Bennett

From your Port Douglas family💗


Peter Wheeldon

Have a great walk Vhantelle!


Kim Kelly


Trev Watchman

Awesome 👍


Kristy Taylor


Nicole Emmerson


Central Victorian Kia & Isuzu Ute


Vicki Sherwell


Cathy Hamilton

Good luck Chan! Xx


Lotte & Jarrod Dubyna

Gerri used to run rings around us younger girls on the netball court. Superwoman


Cheryle Ryan

Good luck Chantelle with the walk .... wonderful initiative to support xx


Trevor Elliott


Chris Harrington

Go Leigh, a terrific cause for a terrific lady!


Annette Sullivan


Lorraine Bice

great effort Leigh. xxx


Helen Fitt


Kellie Wheels

Your Mum would be proud Leigh. Well done for making a difference to other people's lives.


Jeremy Byrne


Bendigo Dyno Tuning


Harry Long


Jen & Bob

Very proud of you Leigh - I’m sure Gerri will be smiling down with pride❤️❤️


Gemma Smyth

Good luck. Sorry to hear about your mum. My Dad was diagnosed with AML in 2007 and sadly is no longer with us and Mum was diagnosed with AML last year. She's battling on. Best of luck with the journey.


Lynda Mabon

Wishing you all the best on your journey.



Fantastic cause close to my heart. Good luck Leigh


Gloria Bonifazi Young

Sorry to hear this <3. You guys and the way you are living your lives are the best representation of how amazing of a woman your mom was. It has been clear since the day I met you all. Enjoy the journey, what a good idea! Hugs


Sarah Worthington


Deb Spear



Fantastic idea and I hope this raises a truckload of cash in memory of a wonderful person ❤️


Natalie Jones


Charlotte Mason


Nicole Johnstone

Wishing you peace and comfort as you take this walk in memory of your beautiful Mum.


Ricky Colville


Catherine Wicks


Windridge Fencing And Doors

Gerri would be proud Leigh xx


Sandra Sowerby

Great idea Leigh, my family have just been thrown a cancer diagnosis and it’s hard to know what to do, how to act. I love that you are doing something to help others.


Eliza Long