The fight against cancer continues as Cure Cancer Australia celebrates the work of not-for-profit organisation Jane’s Walk for a Cure.

Jane’s Walk for a Cure has raised over $130,000 for the cause, all of which has been donated to Cure Cancer Australia.

Jane Broadhead founded the not-for-profit in 2012 and said it is important the community supports cancer research.

“I was inspired [to found Jane’s Walk for a Cure] by my grandpa actually. He passed when I was quite young from bowel cancer and then throughout my life people just kept getting diagnosed,” she said.

Cure Cancer Australia works to help early-career researchers and funds innovative and novel approaches to cancer prevention, detection and treatment.

The event was hosted by the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI), which has previously received grants from Cure Cancer Australia.

Presentations, a Q&A session and a lab tour of IHMRI’s facilities celebrated past and ongoing research.