Want to challenge yourself on one of Australia’s greatest walking trails? Passionate about closing the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids? Registrations for our inaugural Larapinta Trek next July 1 – 6 are now open!
Starting and ending in Alice Springs, immerse yourself in the traditional lands of the Arrernte people, camp beneath stars and explore the country that is part of our 40,000-year-old culture on this six-day 50-kilometre trek for a cause.
All funds raised will go towards the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s programs and initiatives that aim to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.
Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO, Lyndsey Rice said the inaugural trek was a rich engagement opportunity for supporters to take part and raise vital funds for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health projects.
“For the first time, we’re asking fundraisers to step out for this once-in-a-lifetime trek across some of the Northern Territory’s most remote and unique landscapes,” Ms Rice said.
“Your support can help the Children’s Hospital Foundation shift the dial in health outcomes and fund ground-breaking research and programs for sick and injured Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids across Queensland.”
Children’s Health Queensland Executive Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement and proud Kullalli / Koa woman, Angela Young will lead the group on the six-day trek.
“Despite decades of Government policy developed to support better health equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, there remains a significant gap in health access and outcomes when compared to other Australians,” Ms Young said.
“The mortality rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are still approximately two times that of their other Australian peers.
“The Larapinta Trek presents not only a spectacular personal challenge, but also an opportunity to shine a light on the health challenges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids and their families face and start important conversations that will help drive real and sustainable change,” she added.
So step out for sick kids next July and help the Children’s Hospital Foundation improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
To register your interest or for further information, head here.