Have you been to Central Australia before and what excites you most about trekking the Larapinta Trail?
Not yet. It's always been on my very extensive must-do travel list. I am excited to complete the Larapinta Trail and discover one of Australia's most spectacular trekking experiences with a great group of like-minded Adventurers.
Why is fundraising for Cure Cancer so important to you?
Help Kate reach her target of $100,000...
Since being diagnosed with cancer 6 years ago at the age of 26 I have made it my mission to play a part in the fight against cancer. The past five years have seen me tackle 9 days roughing it in the Papua New Guinea Jungle to complete the grueling Kokoda Trail (Nov 12), reach over 4,000m on the Salcantay Trek to Machu Picchu (Jun 13) and despite being a non-runner complete the Sydney Half Marathon in 2hrs16 (Sep 14), and scaling the great heights of the highest freestanding mountain in the world - Mt Kilimanjaro at 5,895m (Oct 15). Last year I then ran over the finish line of the New York Marathon. These five challenges have seen me personally raise over $46,000 to assist Cure Cancer Australia Foundation in the fight against cancer.
Cancer doesn’t discriminate and neither do Cure Cancer Australia researchers, they take on all cancers. Cancer is a massive, ongoing health issue which continues to kill people and destroy lives. While more people are surviving cancer, more are also being diagnosed. Together we can make a difference.
What is your fundraising target and what do you hope to get out of this challenge?
I am now taking on the Larapinta Trek as a Cure Cancer "Hall of Famer" but not before I take my fundraising to over $50,000. I am committing to reaching an ambitious goal of raising $100,000. I am looking forward to trekking with an inspiring group of people, in spectacular surroundings and raising funds and awareness for a charity that is doing ground-breaking work to live in a world free from cancer - no less.
To support Kate on her upcoming Larapinta trek please donate on her GoFundraise page. All support is greatly appreciate. Donate Here