Rino Minniti’s Walk for Cancer
Long standing Northern Health Foundation supporter, Rino Minniti, is walking over 11km to fundraise for cancer services at Northern Health.
On Sunday 6 December, Epping local Rino will walk from Northern Hospital in Epping all the way to PANCH in Preston – an impressive distance of 11.3km.
Cancer is a cause very dear to Rino who is walking in memory of his brothers who battled the disease. He is especially motivated to raise funds for cancer patients as Rino himself also fought cancer and has experienced firsthand its challenges. He is grateful for the exceptional care he received at Northern Health, as well as the care provided to his brother.
“I was motivated to do this because I had cancer myself. I’d like to give back and raise awareness of bowel cancer and try to raise money for people to have a better life,” Rino said.
Rino anticipates the walk will take him approximately two hours and 45 minutes and is looking forward to raising funds for this important cause. He and his wife Josie have been dedicated fundraisers for over 20 years, passionate about improving the lives of cancer patients in our community.
Melissa Gwynne, Day Oncology Nurse Unit Manager, expressed her appreciation for Rino and Josie for their wonderful support over the years.
“Rino and Josie are an inspiration and I am extremely thankful for all the fundraising they do for our cancer patients at Northern Health,” she said.
“I wish Rino all the best in his Walk for Cancer and I’m very confident he will achieve his goal. I’ll be cheering from the side lines!” Melissa added.