Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Aim Is to One Day Find Cure

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Aim Is to One Day Find Cure

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Byline: Amy Formosa

"MY ultimate goal for any family is for them to one day hear the words there is a cure for brain cancer."

These are words from the mother of a little boy who has touched so many hearts - Cooper Christensen. the Hervey Bay boy, often called Captain Cooper due to his love of Captain America and fighting spirit, lost a battle with brain cancer last year. He was just six-years-old at the time.

In his memory, more than 250 people walked 5km in Hervey Bay to celebrate Cooper's life and together raised $27,671 for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, while raising awareness of the disease.

Some even travelled from interstate to be at the recent walk.

"We hoped for 100 people to show up but to have over 250 people on the day... all the support was overwhelming," Cooper's mother Amanda said.

Amanda said when she heard the final figure that had been raised, she was left speechless.

The funds raised also put the Fraser Coast in second spot out of all the events across state, which included the Gold Coast, Toowoomba, the Sunshine Coast, and Townsville. …

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