Former Port Adelaide football legend, Kane Cornes is running from Adelaide to Melbourne, raising money for children’s cancer charity, MyRoom.

Kane Cornes : Charity run | Son illness | wife | Run

Kane Graham Cornes is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Personal information
Full name Kane Graham Cornes
Date of birth 5 January 1983 (age 39)
Original team(s) Glenelg (SANFL)/Brighton Bombers
Draft No. 20, 2000 National Draft
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder

A product of Sacred Heart College and Glenelg in the SANFL, he made his AFL debut in 2001 after being selected with pick 20 in the 2000 AFL Draft.

Before his professional football career he attended Sacred Heart College, which is one of the most prolific schools in Australia in terms of producing Australian footballers.

His All Australian brother, Chad Cornes, also attended Sacred Heart College and played for Glenelg in the SANFL.

They are the sons of South Australian football identity Graham Cornes, and stepsons of 2007 Federal Labor candidate Nicole Cornes. They have three younger half-sisters paternally.

Charity run 

Twelve days ago, ex-AFL star Kane Cornes left Adelaide for Melbourne – something he does quite regularly – but this trip was a little different. This time, he passed up the aeroplane and began the 725km across the border on foot.

The Port Adelaide legend set off on the epic journey in a bid to raise money and awareness for the My Room Children’s Cancer Charity, a cause working towards a cure for childhood cancers.

Kane Cornes : Charity run | Son illness | wife | Run

Running over 5 hours a day, Kane averaged a distance of 66km a day – something most of us couldn’t even fathom – and battled through inclement weather, undulating terrain and of course, fatigue, documenting his journey through social media.

His updates showed the mental and physical battles of such a gruelling task. In one post he wrote, “Had my doubts today, saved by some special people.”

Those special people? The kids he was running for. Passing through rural towns such as Murray Bridge, Tintinara, Horsham and Ballarat, Kane was greeted with open arms by some of his young fans that have been directly affected by cancer, something that clearly made a huge impact on him.

Kane managed to complete his journey in the set twelve days by running into the Channel 9 Studios live filming of the annual Footy Show Grand Final: My Room Telethon. Overcome with emotion during his post-run interview, Kane explained the driving force that got him through the challenging run, was the kids that he was running for and the families doing it tough.

Kane cornes son illness 

Former Port Adelaide champion Kane Cornes has for the first time revealed what Will Minson said to him about his sick son during a game in 2008.

Minson was forced to publicly apologise a few days later but never revealed what he said to Cornes, who was so upset after the game he refused to take Minson’s phone call.

Kane Cornes : Charity run | Son illness | wife | Run

Cornes’s son, Eddy, was born with Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage, a rare heart defect causing one of his lungs gets more blood than it is supposed to. His heart is also on the right side of his chest.

In 2008 Eddy was just one year of age and in hospital fighting for his life. Cornes and his wife, Lucy, were spending most nights in hospital, but Cornes continued to play.

In Round 14, Port played the Western Bulldogs in Darwin when Minson turned on Cornes and said: “Shouldn’t you be home with your dying son?”

Cornes tells Mike Sheahan during a special one-hour edition of Open Mike tomorrow that Eddy, now 8, “had a number of complications when he was young”.

“It was his asthma that used to get him really badly so we spent a lot of time in hospital,” Cornes said.

“I was a bit blown away (when Minson made the remark) and I played with his brother, Hugh, and I think their father had passed away so I said, ‘That’s a really strange thing to say. I know what you’ve been through’.

Kane cornes wife

Kane Cornes has been hitched to his wonderful spouse Lucy Cornes for the beyond 17 years and the couple dwells in Seacliff, South Australia.

Previous Australian standards football player Cornes vied for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

He was an individual from Port Adelaide’s preseason crusade winning crews in 2001 and 2002.

Kane Cornes : Charity run | Son illness | wife | Run

Then, in 2004, the group progressed, and Kane was a piece of the crew that caught the 2004 AFL prevalence, Port Adelaide’s most memorable in the AFL.

He kept up with major areas of strength for him into 2005, acquiring the All-Australian honor. In 2006, in spite of Port Adelaide having an unfortunate season, he played his 100th game for the club in cycle 7 and won the AFL Dreamteam contest.

 The couple secured the bunch in 2004 and has been living respectively joyfully.

Kane was born to his folks in South Australia on January 5, 1983, and is 39 years at this point. His significant other’s birthday is likewise a question of interest among the fans.

The couple appeared to be of a comparative age in view of their photographs. Lucy Cornes is the pioneer behind @sheshopped @shedigital.


Former AFL player Kane Cornes is known for having one of the biggest voices in Australian sport and a resume to back it up, with 300 games and a premiership with Port Adelaide to his name.

But now Cornes is on another journey that may silence even his harshest critics as he runs from Adelaide to Melbourne to raise money for kids with cancer.

Kane Cornes : Charity run | Son illness | wife | Run

The former footy player said the run, which he is doing as part of the My Room Children’s Cancer Charity Telethon, is around 780 kilometres long.

“Over 12 days, it’s about 65 kilometres a day, to raise money for kids with cancer and their families that have been affected by it,” Cornes told A Current Affair reporter Seb Costello.

“I’ve never done anything like this. It does sound crazy and I’m nervous about it, but I’m sure I’ll get it done.”

Motivating Cornes is a truly worthy cause.

My Room Children’s Cancer Charity Telethon has helped hundreds of families, like the Formasos from Melbourne.

On Good Friday this year, nine-year-old Luka Formaso began convulsing.

So the family raced him to hospital, where blood tests revealed he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

By Rishabh

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