In just a few days time cousins Blaise White and Zac Dodds will do just that – raising money for cancer research by walking 400km from Drysdale, Victoria on 19 September in memory of their grandfather, “Bumpa”, sadly lost to cancer last year.
With the help of family and friends, the 16-year olds from Victoria have already smashed their $15,000 fundraising target – even receiving some local fame along the way.
The boys were recently interviewed on a Victorian radio show, following their first major fundraising event in Geelong.
Over 100 supporters joined the pair and their families at the fundraising event at the Geelong Trots, collecting donations through raffle ticket sales and charity auctions.
Following the event Kerryn White, Blaise’s mum and daughter of Alex Dodds, couldn’t contain her excitement when she told ACRF of the successful night:
“We had a good night at the trots raising another $1500 but the best news is that Prestige Jayco were there and they have donated a 4 berth motor home for us to use for the walk so we now have somewhere to sleep!”
The fame and fundraising doesn’t stop there – the ‘Alex Dodds Walk for a Cure crew’ have organised countless fundraising activities over the past 12 months including open mic nights, shopping trips, wine & food evenings and BBQs just about every weekend!
The boys even have a breakfast named after them at the Zoo Café Drysdale, where the owners will generously donate part of the proceeds of those breakfasts sold the morning Blaise and Zac commence their 400km walk.
If you’d like to follow the boys’, progress live coverage will be available during the walk courtesy of BayFM.
Well done Blaise, Zac, Kerryn & Family! Good luck for the big day – we’ll be tuning in over the next two weeks as you make your way over the NSW border in memory of Bumpa.
Big thanks go to all who have supported the Alex Dodds Walk for a Cure, with special thanks to:
Ian and all the crew at Prestige Jayco, Mark and Tracey West from Brandtalk, Mona Vie EmV drinks, Chopper and Geraldine, Lester from the Zoo Cafe Drysdale, BayFM, Luke and Emma from the Royal Mail Hotel Nagambie, David from Tavids, and Warren for doing the motor home signage
To find out more about the walk or to support the cause, visit the Alex Dodds Walk 4 a Cure Facebook page.
To read more about Alex Dodds Walk 4 a Cure, see their event story: This One is for “Bumpa”