After conquering more than 800km during a pilgrimage from France to Spain this year, 50km is a walk in the park for 73-year-old Alan Jennings.
But the 52 laps Mr Jennings completed around Hyde Park yesterday held special significance because they were in honour of his late daughter Loretta.
Loretta was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer on the week of her 40th birthday and died on September 3, aged 42.
Mr Jennings, a former St Vincent de Paul Society WA chief executive, came up with the idea to raise money for ovarian cancer research and awareness while trekking through France and Spain in March.
"There was nothing much else I could do for her, medically I couldn't do anything, so I wanted to fundraise for all the ladies who have ovarian cancer," he said. "There are 1300 people diagnosed each year so I'm now doing it for them, and for Loretta's memory."
Loretta was the eldest of seven children and her younger sister Leticia said they would remember her as a stylish, arty and beautiful woman who always had a smile.
Mr Jennings has raised more than $17,000 for Ovarian Cancer Australia.
The Jennings family also raised $10,000 at an afternoon tea held during ovarian cancer awareness month in February.Dominie Jennings said their dad was mentally and physically fit and was an inspiration to his family. To donate, visit makingadifference.gofundraise.com.au/page/alanswalkforareason.