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Hunter Local is Charging Towards a Cancer Free Future this March

Cancer Council is encouraging the Newcastle and Hunter community to get behind Christine Fenner’s The March Charge challenge, which will raise vital funds for people affected by cancer.


Christine Fenner is set to Charge 150 Kms through the month of March. The fundraiser will see Christine walking 150 kms around Lake Macquarie through the month of March, all in the name of cancer research and cancer awareness.

Christine said it’s a cause that’s very close to her heart.

“I started The March Charge in 2017 after my only child was diagnosed with stage IV bowel cancer, this year will be my 6th March charge and I am committing to walking 150 kms. This year’s March Charge has a little more purpose and meaning as unfortunately I lost my beautiful boy last month.

This year I have a team Charging with me called ‘Simons Jedi’s’ and my number one aim is to raise awareness of cancer, particularly to young people to remind them to listen to their body and be aware of signs and visit their GP. The March Charge also keeps me active and gives me daily purpose during this difficult time.”

Gemma Pedri, Community Relations Co-ordinator at Cancer Council’s Charlestown office said that as a community-funded organisation, Cancer Council relies on people like Christine to continue funding life-saving research, and providing vital information and support to people affected by cancer.

“We’re so grateful to Christine for taking on The March Charge this year,” she said.

The March Charge allows participants to Charge as an individual or join other Chargers and compete as a team by setting a kilometer goal and fundraising for Cancer Council. Head online to sign up to be a charger at

If you or anyone you know has any questions about cancer or is in need of support, call Cancer Council on 13 11 20.


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