Superheroes Fighting Terminal Illnesses


The Superhero Walk is set to return this year to raise funds for children suffering from a terminal illness and providing support for their families. The funds raised go towards the individuals and small charities that we rarely hear about- those everyday superheroes who are dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families who are suffering from terrible illnesses.

Tamsan Cassim founded the Superhero Walk, after feeling guilty for her families well-health. She pledged to walk 100 km over five days while dressed as a superhero to raise money for those doing it tough.

"I felt guilty and lucky to have our health when so many don't. I had to do something."

From September 28 - October 2, Tamsan is busting out her favourite superhero outfits and walking from Lake Macquarie to Manly, committed to raising $10,000 for Bear Cottage.

"A lot of people stare open mouthed as I stride past dressed in something like He-Man or Captain America, it's not something you see everyday... but once I stop and explain I'm walking for kids doing it tough, the response is overwhelmingly positive and the support constantly astounds me."

Bear Cottage is a loving space for families to farewell their dying child, providing 24-hour palliative care surrounded by love and support in a happy and safe environment. Estimates suggest that there are over 5000 children aged 0-19 years across Australia requiring palliative care.

They are one of only two hospices in Australia, providing support and care, with access to some of the best medical resources in the world. Nurses provide medical assistance, administer medications and offer support and guidance to patients and their families as they face the toughest of times. These families to not pay to stay at Bear Cottage.

The Superhero Walk is going to raise $10,000 for Bear Cottage which cares for one family for one week.

The Superhero Walk will travel the following route:

Thursday 28 September: Summerland Point - Lake Munmorah

Friday 29 September: Lake Munmorah – Wamberal

Saturday 30 September: Wamberal – Pretty Beach

Sunday 1 October: Palm Beach – Mona Vale

Monday 2 October: Mona Vale – Manly