May 2, 2023  Print

New partnership between WIMR and GIANTS raises funds for life saving medical research

The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) is delighted to be a GIANTS Community Partner in 2023.  Together, we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people in Western Sydney and beyond.

Today, WIMR is pleased to announce its first initiative as part of this special partnership with GIANTS – a fundraising campaign called GIANT Steps for Research.

Nicola Tuck, Head of the WIMR Foundation said, “We are delighted to be a GIANTS Community Partner and look forward to working with the GIANTS team. 

“We are learning a lot about AFL through the partnership.  For instance, when we learnt that, in one AFL game, a player will travel about 13.5 kilometres, we were inspired to create the GIANT Steps for Research initiative.”

Walking 13.5 kilometres in the month of June is all it takes to help WIMR’s brilliant to continue making breakthroughs in some or the biggest health issues affecting our community.  Conditions like:
•             Diabetes
•             Cancer
•             Heart disease
•             Mental health
•             Obesity.

Will you take a GIANT Step for Research?
Simply commit to walk, run or roll 13.5 kilometres in the month of June – it can be all on the one day or spread throughout the month – and ask your family, friends and colleagues to sponsor you.

Take a GIANT step by signing up to help improve not only your own health but the health of people around the world through life saving research. 

Register now at

We save lives. You can too.