Please join us at the Friday night fundraising ‘One Step at a Time Dinner’ with our special guest speakers Michael Milton OAM and Associate Professor Paul Ekert.
Share the evening hearing about Michael Milton’s journey through childhood cancer and his inspirational story of survival and success as well as Associate Professor Paul Ekert’s insight into the incredible research that has been made possible due to funding by the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation & the Snowy Ride. Get your group together for a great evening at the One Step at a Time Dinner.
Cost $80.00 per person for a three course dinner – drinks not included. All funds raised go towards children’s cancer research.
Michael Milton OAM
Michael Milton, OAM (born 21 March 1973) is an Australian Paralympic skier, Paralympic cyclist and Para triathlete with one leg. With 6 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals he is the most successful Australian Paralympic athlete in the Winter Games.
”Will I be able to ski?”
It was the only question nine-year-old Michael Milton cared about when the doctors told him he would lose his leg to bone cancer. Michael grew up in a skiing family and was on the snow from just three years of age. ‘Skiing was my priority and when they showed me a video of a one-legged guy skiing, I knew what I wanted to do,’ said Michael.
Hear more about Michael’s incredible journey conquering childhood cancer and his inspirational life since.
Associate Professor Paul Ekert
A/Prof. Paul Ekert, Head of Molecular Diagnostics at The Royal Children’s Hospital / Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, will provide an insight into the incredible research that has been made possible due to funding by the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation & the Snowy Ride.
Associate Professor Paul Ekert is a qualified paediatrician and researcher who has worked as a specialist at The Royal Children’s Hospital Neonatal Unit for 14 years. He has also worked at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, both as a postdoctoral scientist and as a laboratory head. Associate Professor Ekert’s associations with the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the Royal Children’s Hospital go back many years to his days as a paediatric trainee at the hospital, and his first position as a research laboratory head in the Children’s Cancer Centre.