Corporate motivator takes on the Great Wall

Avril Henry’s Great Wall run for cancer research

With a career in corporate motivation and inspiration, you would expect Avril Henry to be able to achieve just about anything! As she begins the count down to tackling more than 4,000 stairs and 21.1kms across the Great Wall of China, Henry says her greatest motivator for the challenge is running in the memory of her friends who have lost their fight to cancer – “Their names will be proudly displayed on the back of my running singlet on the day.”

Like many of us, Avril Henry is well aware that too many lives are touched by cancer across Australia every year, and she hopes to make a big difference by raising funds for cancer research.

“The Australian Cancer Research Foundation does amazing work, with NO government funding at all. Without these grants, some of the greatest cancer cures would not have been discovered,” said Henry when asked about her choice to support ACRF.

With just weeks to go until the physical and mental challenge that awaits her, Avril Henry is not losing any steam as she appeals to her friends, clients and colleagues for continued support,

“To those who keep saying ‘I’m going to sponsor you soon’, NOW would be a very good time!”

Henry is determined to raise as many funds as possible for cancer research, and she reminds us of the urgency in finding a cure.

Two decades ago Avril Henry immigrated to Australia with a couple of suitcases and $500, with the dream to live freely and to make a difference. With a target of raising $15,000 for cancer research, and already having raised over $6,000, Henry and her supporters are certainly on their way to making big things happen for research scientists searching for cures for various cancers.