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Baldman Consulting is excited to sponsor Walk4BrainCancer Newcastle, a local walk part of a national movement of thousands coming together to raise vital funds and awareness to help find a cure for brain cancer.

Support Your Local Community

To encourage support from other local businesses, Baldman Consulting have kindly offered to donate a $5000 digital marketing package. All corporate sponsors will automatically go in the draw for the wonderful prize.

Help Find a Cure For 1000s of Australians

Around 1700 people are diagnosed with brain cancer in Australia annually and approximately 1200 die from the disease every year. Brain cancer kills more children in Australia than any other disease and more people under 40 than any other cancer. The Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is dedicated to accelerating the development of new treatments to increase five-year survival from the current 20% to 50% by 2023.

Baldman Consulting’s Co-Founder, James Barratt, knows all too well how brain cancer can instantly change the course of someone’s life. It was Easter 2015 when 33 year-old Elise Barratt, James’ sister, was told that she had a brain tumour and required immediate brain surgery.

On Easter Monday Elise was showing a friend the sights of Newcastle. They arrived at the Bogey Hole, jumped in for a swim, and as she waded over to the side, she noticed she didn?t have the co-ordination or strength to lift herself out. She decided to float with her arms outstretched – and the next thing she remembers is a being underwater unable to breath, and then waking up on the ground surrounded by ambulances officers.

She had had a seizure and was taken straight to the John Hunter. After numerous tests, to her utter disbelief, she was told she had a brain tumour; a Grade 2 Astrocytoma in the right frontal lobe – and brain surgery was scheduled for that Friday.

Elise recovered from surgery well and slowly went back to ?life as normal?, but it was around the two year post-surgery mark that the doctor said the tumour was growing back 1mm every 6 months and was currently was 4mm.

Upon this news, her family contacted the office of renowned brain surgeon Dr Charlie Teo. Dr Teo provided all the information needed in a very factual meeting and he gave Elise hope; hope that he could remove all of the tumour, that she could stop taking anti-seizure medication and that she could start a family with her partner Ben.

So on 14th of August 2017, just over two years ago, she went in for her second brain surgery.

Since that surgery, Elise has been taken off all medication with zero seizure activity, not even a twitch. She now only needs to have MRI?s every 6 months, and the best thing of all – her beautiful baby boy Henry was born in September 2018.

To raise funds for Brain Cancer research, Elise is walking on Sunday, 20 October, 2019 with Sara Gallagher, who lost her husband Peter to brain cancer in 2012, just weeks after their baby was born.

Become Walk4BrainCancer Sponsor Today

To ensure the event is successful, we are seeking INDIVIDUAL AND CORPORATE SPONSORS to donate to support Walk4BrainCancer Newcastle 2019. We are seeking your support by either donating a prize to be given away on the day or donating to the Walk4BrainCancer Newcastle Charity.

To become a Walk4BrainCancer Newcastle sponsor, please contact:
Teri Waite, teri.waite@baldmanconsulting.com.au