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A local Brisbane man is set to travel to Alaska next month to walk 1600km across the US state of Alaska to raise much-needed funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. 

Daniel Cooper is set to be the first Aussie to successfully undergo the challenge on foot, with him estimated to cover 60km over 20 hours per day, completing the entire challenge in around one month. 

Pending conditions like snowstorms and blizzards, his training consists of running, walking, weight training and he can often be spotted sprinting up Mt Coot-Tha as he prepares for all sorts of circumstances that the climate might throw at him.  

While Daniel has been lucky enough that his own two sons, William and Jack have never gotten seriously ill, they’ve been to Queensland Children’s Hospital for general injuries and it was there that Daniel witnessed the amount of adversity that faces some Queensland families. 

It’s because of this that Daniel has chosen to raise money for critically ill kids through his amazing efforts.  

With a fundraising goal of $5000, you can support Daniel on his journey by donating to his fundraising page here.