JAKE BAILEY

Jake BaileyJake Bailey is the ex-Christchurch Boys' High School Senior Monitor, whose end of year speech made worldwide headlines after going viral in November 2015. A week before he was due to deliver this speech, Jake fell ill and was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, the fastest growing cancer known to man. Jake was given two weeks to live if this was left untreated. He persevered through to make his speech to his school, and the video of this went on to touch the hearts of millions and draw support from across the globe. 

Since being announced in remission in January 2016, Jake has gone on to share his story, and the learnings that have given him clarity throughout his journey, in the hopes of helping others facing difficulties. He has presented over 100 speeches to audiences across many locations. He is the author of the #1 Bestselling book, ‘What Cancer Taught Me’, a weekly columnist for the NZ Herald, and the subject of the documentary, ‘The Common Touch’. He is also an official ambassador for Maia Health Foundation in New Zealand, and Tour de Cure in Australia, and is incredibly passionate about these organisations and the differences they make.

This is a free event, but bookings are required.

Monday 30 October, 7.00pm

The SPACE
Geelong Grammar School Corio campus
50 Biddlecombe Avenue
Corio VIC 3214

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