Trekking the Larapinta Trail in Central Australia |  <i>Ayla Rowe</i>

Trek the Larapinta Trail for Cancer Research


Out of hundreds of meaningful and heartfelt entries into our Larapinta Charity Challenge competition, we’ve found our winner. Congratulations to Kate Massey from Sydney. We are thrilled to be helping her towards reaching her goal of raising $100,000 for the Cure Cancer Australia Foundation. 

After being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 26, Kate has made it her mission to play a part in the fight against cancer. Kate has completed numerous challenges around the world and has already raised $46,000 for Cure Cancer Australia Foundation. We asked her to tell us more about her inspirational fundraising story.

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?

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.


Take a Charity Challenge for Cure Cancer Australia


Huma Charity Challenge have partnered with Cure Cancer Australia to allow supporters to embark on one of ten Open Charity Challenges around the world for cancer research. 

You could walk the Larapinta Trail, climb Kilimanjaro, walk the Great Wall, cycling Vietnam and Cambodia and more. You'll join a team of like-minded individuals who are all making a difference for a cause close to their heart. See the Challenges