James ‘Jimmy’ Harrington
Jimmy was just 20 years old when he set off on his epic walk around Australia to raise money and awareness for Brainchild Foundation. Twelve months and 16000kms later, Jimmy arrived back in his home town of Adelaide to a hero’s welcome, with nearly $300,000 to donate to the Foundation. Since his return in 2014 Jimmy has been presented with numerous awards, including the prestigious Pride of Australia National Young Leader Award and People’s Choice Award. Jimmy and his amazing family have played a large role in establishing and managing the South Australian branch of the Brainchild Foundation and he is the driving force behind Jimmy’s 22 Million Steps for Kids Brain Cancer.
James Tobin is a well-known Australian TV identity having worked on Channel Seven for over a decade. He became part of Seven’s breakfast team in 2008 as the Sunrise Entertainment Reporter, and is currently the weather presenter of top rating Weekend Sunrise. James has long been a supporter of a variety of charity and community organisations, most significantly as an ambassador for both Tour de Cure -raising money for cancer research, support, and prevention; as well as The Long Ride -a 10 day motorcycle ride raising money for Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia and mental health. Throughout his career James has hosted a variety of shows for the Seven Network and we are proud to have him as an Ambassador for Brainchild Foundation.
Mitchell (Mitch) Larkin is a young Australian swimming hero who specialises in backstroke. Setting a world record as the first swimmer to win every backstroke event at a Commonwealth Games, Mitch thrilled his home crowd with 5 Gold Medal wins at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Mitch is passionate about raising awareness of childhood brain tumours as his family has been touched by this disease and we are honoured that he has joined our team to help us make a difference.