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“Purple Hearts” are a team of Perth women  participating in the 60km Weekend to End Women’s Cancers event on 2nd and 3rd April. Their team name, based on the US Military Medal the “Purple Heart”, is to honour those women who are affected by cancer, and especially those who make the ultimate sacrifice. They are raising vital funds for medical research into women’s cancers at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. The Perkins Institute is Perth’s premier medical research institute for adult diseases.

Over the last two years the Purple Hearts team have raised more than $100K for women’s cancers research at the Perkins Institute. In March of 2015 and 2016 they held their highly successful “Purple Hearts Ball” to not only raise much-needed dollars to conquer cancer, but also raise awareness about their cause.

All members of the Purple Hearts team are passionate about supporting vital medical research at the Perkins to stop these devastating diseases in their tracks. “Medical research is about hope and positively impacting future generations.” 

“We think that women who face a cancer diagnosis are incredibly courageous. We know that walking 60km in one weekend is a drop in the ocean in comparison.”

“At the Perkins they are striving to find more effective treatments for women’s cancers, with lesser side effects. They are also researching for earlier detection methods, and ultimately preventions.”

We are very excited to have joined forces with this team of passionate women, to do our part in helping to raise money for the vital research being carried out at Harry Perkins. $5 from the sale of every Reptile Print Vest will be donated to the cause.