Over eleven long days, cousins Blaise White and Zac Dodds, tested their physical and mental abilities as they walked a gruelling 400km from Drysdale, Victoria across the New South Wales border, in memory of their grandfather.
The Alex Dodds Walk 4 A Cure team recently held a special BBQ on the one year anniversary of the passing of their grandfather to congratulate the pair and to officially donate proceeds from their fundraising efforts to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF).
Throughout the journey the pair stopped in local towns to raise awareness for cancer research – and according to their proudest supporter, Kerryn White – it was an incredible challenge that has turned the teenage boys into men.
The pair kicked off the event on 19 September with a breakfast fundraiser at Zoo Café, and walked around 40km each day.
Their daily itinerary was filled with plenty of interviews with local news media, and a chance to meet supporters of cancer research along the way.
The walk was in memory of Kerryn White’s father and Blaise’s and Zac’s grandfather, Alex ‘Bumpa’ Dodds, sadly lost to cancer last year.
With plenty of community support and guidance from family and friends, the incredible team was able to raise over $20,000 for the ACRF.
This is an incredible achievement, and well exceeds their initial fundraising target for $10,000. ACRF congratulates all Alex Dodds Walk 4 A Cure organisers and supporters!