Kokoda holds a special place for myself and many Australians, it’s track is hallowed ground. Here, young men not much older than 22 years of age, defended our country from the Imperial Japanese forces who were determined to secure Papau New Guinea for their next offensives.
I have decided to walk the Kokoda track at 77 years of age for two reasons; to honour that sacrifice of those Australian diggers who gave everything in defence of our great country, and to walk its’ razorback ridges, descend and climb its deep gullies through humid heat and chilly nights over 11 days to mirror the endurance of children battling cancer.
I will journey remembering every child and family I have met over the last 25 years, their strength and determination to overcome their cancers will get me through to the finish line. I do this because they are worth fighting for and I am inviting you to do the same; walk with me and together we can beat childhood cancer