I am always up for trying something new and ready for a challenge. So, when I was offered the opportunity to take on a challenge that will support equity and change lives, I knew I had to do it!
I have decided to join a team of determined individuals to trek 100km of the South Australian outback to raise money to support Indigenous education and health research.
I believe we are all responsible for tackling inequality in every way we can.This challenge will provide several practical outcomes. It will nurture our future Indigenous Australian leaders through scholarships for Indigenous students and researchers. It will also fund research projects to deliver real solutions for Indigenous health issues.
Scientific research is much more in my comfort zone than endurance sport. I’m a ‘checker’ not a ‘trekker’ if you will! I am aware that I am taking on quite an endeavour here. I have been warned about blisters, but I think I will be feeling every one of those kilometres through my whole body! It would be great if you could sponsor me for this challenge and join me in supporting Indigenous students and health research. Perhaps you can sponsor me $1 per kilometre, or perhaps $2… or even $10! Our team of trekkers hope to raise over $100,000 for Indigenous equity. Every dollar will make a difference with 100% of your donation supporting Indigenous students and Indigenous health research.
Thank you to everyone involved in making this challenge happen and supporting the change it will bring. We have an amazing community of incredibly generous donors at the University of Newcastle; students, alumni, staff, partners and community members. I am excited about the future and what we can achieve together.