Today, two young Victorian brothers embark on a monumental 100-day challenge to venture from Perth to Melbourne entirely on foot, all in the name of helping to “conquer” cancer. The dynamic duo, known as ‘the Lambros,’ are not only pushing their physical limits, but setting their sights on raising $100,000 for Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) to support ground-breaking cancer research into all cancer types.
The decision to undertake this lifesaving adventure stems from the deeply personal impact cancer has had on the Lambros. Recently, they watched their beautiful grandma undergo treatment for thyroid cancer. And having sadly lost their other beloved grandma and two close family friends to the deadly disease predicted to take around another 51,000 lives this year, Lachlan (22 years old) and Stefan (25 years old) are fuelled by a shared determination to make a tangible difference.
The Lambros said, “We have always wanted to do something to honour those we have lost to cancer and to help save others from its heartbreak. So, we decided to sacrifice 100 days of our lives and quit our full-time jobs to undertake an extraordinary fundraising journey across Australia – and tackling near a marathon a day”.
“We are extremely proud to be teaming up with Australian Cancer Research Foundation as we make the trek – running and walking – from Perth to Melbourne. Every dollar raised goes to backing brilliant cancer research, ” said Lachlan.
“We may have some sore feet by the end, but it’s nothing compared to taking on cancer. We’re asking Aussies to join the Lambros Army – as we conquer kilometres, help us conquer cancer by donating to our fundraiser for ACRF,” said Stefan.
ACRF CEO Kerry Strydom said, “We are inspired by Lachlan and Stefan’s commitment to supporting pioneering research across all cancers. Their dedication and enthusiasm will undoubtedly have significant impact, with raised funds providing researchers with technology so vital for lifesaving cancer breakthroughs. And honestly, they’re such great young guys doing something incredible”.
The footy-loving Lambros have kicked off their 100-day journey today from Optus Stadium in Perth, aiming to run close to a marathon a day as they make their way across Australia to finish at Melbourne’s iconic MCG in May.
The Lambros will be supported by Gatorade who are helping keep them hydrated, and Brooks Running, who are proud to provide all their footwear for the 3,331km challenge. The brothers will stay fuelled with protein bars and protein powder provided by Chief Nutrition. The Lambros urge individuals and businesses alike to join the Lambros Army and support their quest with a donation at: donate.acrf.com.au/event/2024lambrosmarch