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


Kellie Wheels

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


Jeremy Byrne


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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