On Sunday Dr. Lorraine Chantrill, a Board Member of the GI Cancer Institute and oncologist specialising in pancreatic cancer, will be embarking on her 80km trek of the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory as part of our Gutsy Challenge adventure.
Her motivation for setting herself this challenge is personal. As she explains ….
“As part of my medical practice, every day, I see families affected by pancreatic cancer” she says “I have been participating in clinical trials to find a better way to treat my patients and I am walking this trek to honour a promise I have made to those I have treated to do whatever I can to improve the life expectancy.”
Thanks to our corporate partner Specialised Therapeutics Australia (ST) the following video has been produced, capturing not only some of the magnificent countryside the group will be trekking but also more on Lorraine’s personal commitment to the cause. Click the image above or below to view the video.
She will be joined by 16 others – including Adam Harvey who is also walking in honour of his father who passed away from pancreatic cancer. You can read more on Adam and his involvement here.
The group of committed GI Cancer medical specialists, carers, family and friends all have a personal connection which has motivated them to raise awareness and funds for GI Cancer Research. All monies raised contribute to an Innovation Fund Grant – which is awarded each year.
GI Cancer Research receives relatively very little funding and as such we need community support. With help from the public, we will be able to conduct more clinical trials and provide more hope to the 24,600 Australians diagnosed with gastro-intestinal cancer each year.
To support Lorraine, Adam and the team please CLICK HERE.