Albury's Walk4BrainCancer event organiser says 250 people raised more than $50,000 yesterday to find a cure for the disease.
Ms Smith said she excited to donate the money to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.
"I am very very proud of what this community has achieved," she said.
"To put on this day and have people out there who are either fighting brain cancer or have lost loved ones or alternatively have survived brain cancer, it was just an awesome day."
Ms Smith said the timing of the event was fortunate.
"We are so very blessed that it was on this day, because if it was a month ago we would have been in lockdown and if it was tomorrow we would have been in double-vax rules," she said.
"My mate Tessa passed away exactly five years ago yesterday, so it was meant to be."
Ms Smith thanked the Border community and businesses for their fundraising support.
"When it tipped over $30,000 I just started to get a little bit numb," she said.
"I don't know how to describe it, I don't think I believe it, it's very surreal."
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Meanwhile, in Wodonga a separate brain cancer fundraising event is planned for this Saturday.
Trersa Farrow has organised a walk from her Mark Street home to Birallee Park to raise money for the Peter Mac Foundation, which trys to find a cure for cancer.
"I'm doing it because I lost my brother-in-law four months ago," she said,
"He was a top, beautiful guy. He got very very sick and passed away from brain cancer."
Ms Farrow said she was unable to get to Melbourne to attend her brother-in-law's funeral due to COVID-19 restrictions.
"I feel very sad," she said.
"There was only 10 people allowed to go to his funeral and I was devastated I couldn't go to his funeral.
Ms Farrow is asking for Wodonga to get involved and join her and her team.
"If they want to come and walk on the day, they're more than welcome to rock up here [at 11 Mark Street] at 11.30am," she said.
"I'm in my wheelchair and I'm giving it 100 per cent and I just want to do something to honour his memory."
Ms Farrow said people could buy raffle tickets to support her cause by asking for about them at the Elmwood Pharmacy on Beechworth Road and she encouraged people to toot their horns if they were driving past on Saturday.
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