Ms. World 2018/19 &
Advocate for Cancer Awareness
Director of Ms Australia World &
Ms New Zealand World Pageant 2020
Embrace Your Age
As seen in...
Living My Dreams
Robbie Canner is incredibly proud to be the first 60-year-young Ms World, and believes age is a state-of-mind rather than a life-defining figure. Robbie, a sports therapist for 33 years, believes that women and men age themselves out of life by developing negative connotations toward ageing. At 60, Robbie has never felt more alive and wants to encourage others to embrace the inevitable. Robbie's fearless mindset is powerfully inspiring, and she is determined to “start a conversation” about positive ageing.
While the glamour of wearing frocks and high heels has brought excitement to Robbie's life, her genuine passion is in helping others, and the Ms World 2018 pageant has provided a platform for Robbie to spread awareness.
Robbie's son, 22, died of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma seven years ago, and she has been passionate about doing cancer charity work since. Robbie was the Sports Therapist on the inaugural Tour De Cure ride raising funds for Cancer Research in 2007, never realising that this was going to be the foundation to helping Robbie emotionally with her sons cancer diagnosis 2 years later.
Since 2007, Tour De Cure has raised more than $40 million dollars, funding 322 cancer projects, 24 significant cancer breakthroughs and helped to raise awareness of cancer prevention to more than 110,000 school children across Australia. Through Tour De Cure, the Scott Canner Young Investigator Grant was created to help fund the research of young Australian up and coming medical researchers studying cancer.
Thanks to Robbie, more than $750,000 in grants has been awarded thus far. She also wants to help inspire and give hope to other parents grieving the loss of a child. “Somehow I found pageantry - it was inspiring, character-building and encouraged me to keep going. My goal is to just get one Mum to cuddle her child as a survivor,” she said. “If I get three, we’re headed towards a breakthrough. I’m determined no one else will have to go through losing a child.”
HOW TO HELP ROBBIE
DONATE TO THE SCOTT CANNER YOUNG INVESTIGATOR GRANT
Robbie's association with the Tour De Cure has raised over $750,000 to help find a cure for cancer.
ROBBIE CANNER MASSAGE AND SPORTS THERAPIST
Robbie Canner has been in her practice for 33 years. Working with the Australian Swim Team and Ian Thorpe in the 2000 Olympic Games, Robbie is also the Sports Therapist for the NRL Referees, Hawaii Iron-man Triathletes and has even won Hawaii Gold Medals in Outrigger Canoe Racing herself.
IN THE MEDIA
"You can do anything.
Just try it."
Australia's Oldest Beauty and Charity Queen
For enquiries regarding the Ms. Australia/New Zealand World 2020 Pageant, please contact me through my email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For other enquiries regarding PR/media, ambassador or speaking opportunities you can contact Joanne Rahn at Zanthii Communications or by filling out the form.