Walk for the new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Sunday 24th March 2019, Footscray Park Maribyrnong

It’s time to dust off those runners as WalkWest is back on in 2019.

An annual fundraising event organised by Western Health Foundation, WalkWest raises valuable funds to support ‘best care’ for people of Melbourne’s west.

Comprising of a 2km, 5km or 10km walk or run, WalkWest is a fun day out for the whole family with loads of entertainment at the WalkWest Village.


Registrations are now open for WalkWest 2019. 

Your registration fee will cover the cost of this event and help support the new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital. There will be plenty of fun and free family activities on the day with the WalkWest Village at Footscray Park the centre of our activities. You can also support the hospital by purchasing merchandise on the day and sharing your event-day photos online with your fundraising page link.


By setting up your own fundraising page with EverydayHero.com.au, you can help raise even more funds for the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

In just a few minutes you can build and customise your own fundraising page with your story and photos. Share the link with your friends, family and colleagues and ask them to donate or even join your WalkWest team. Every donation is then recorded on your fundraising page with messages of support from your donors. The receipting is already done for you and you can send messages of thanks to your supporters.

Individuals and teams who donate over $500 will be recognised on the honour board in the foyer of the new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital and on the WalkWest website as 2019 WalkWest Champions.


Get your family, friends and work colleagues involved by creating a team.

To create a team, you must ensure you have your own fundraising page. If not, register now to walk!

1. Visit your fundraising page and login by clicking the 'Login' button in the top right corner.

2. Once you are logged in, click on the 'Create a new team' link on the right hand side.

3. Give your team an awesome name, but make sure it matches the one in your registration!

4. After you click 'Create Team' you will land on the new Team page. You'll be able to add a Team profile picture and edit other options on the Team Page by clicking the 'Edit this Team Page' button on the right.


Can’t attend this year’s event? You can still make a donation to support the new Joan Kirner’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Donations over $500 will be listed on the honour board in the foyer of the new hospital.

Need help setting up your fundraising page, or have a question about WalkWest 2019. Contact Western Health Foundation on 03 8345 7660 or email foundation@wh.org.au.

Western Health Foundation

The Western Health Foundation (ABN 37 867 721 909) is dedicated to raising funds for Western Health to assist in providing 'best care' for the people of Melbourne's west.

As a registered charity with the Australian Non-Profit and Charities Commissions (ACNC) all donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

For further information visit our website at www.whfoundation.org.au

Please contact us on 03 8345 7660 if you have any questions about how you can support Western Health or email foundation@wh.org.au.

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About the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Set to open in mid-2019, this new specialist facility will deliver the healthcare needs for growing families in Melbourne’s west. It will bring together women’s and children’s services under one roof and will include expanded maternity and paediatric services.

Proceeds from WalkWest will help provide for additional equipment and special enhancements to support mothers-to-be and alleviate the anxiety for young patients in hospital.

For further information visit www.womensandchildrens.wh.org.au.

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