On Saturday October 19, 48 supporters of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse took on 28km through the Royal National Park for this year’s Walk with Lifehouse. The trek this year was a massive success, with all ten teams collectively raising an amazing $60,000 for patients in need of financial assistance as they go through treatment.
Starting at the beautiful coastal edge of Otford, at 8am the teams were off, preparing themselves for a long day ahead. In the lead were 11 members of team “Bow Family”, all walking in support of their friend Michael Boulton, a current patient at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Michael himself was also on the track, having single handedly raised an incredible $24,000 for patient hardship.
As the teams left Otford, they weaved through bush tracks and across creeks to eventually emerge with the wide expanse of coastline ahead of them. By 11am temperatures had soared to a sweltering 28 degrees, and at 1pm had hit the 30 degree mark.
Stopping at Garie beach for some much needed rehydration and Wattomalla beach for a quick lunch stop, the trek wrapped around the beautiful Royal National Park coastline with a well-deserved celebratory picnic finish in Bundeena.
Some came at the 18km mark, to join the teams for the final 10km of the coastal walk. Plenty of family and friends met the exhausted walkers at the picnic finish to celebrate the day and relish in the beautiful weather.
We want to thank all those that walked on the day and anyone who supported the walk by donating.
Walk with Lifehouse is an annual trek that brings together those wanting to undertake the physical challenge in support of those impacted by cancer.
We couldn’t do what we do at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse without you and we’re so grateful for the support.
See you again next year!