Professor Tim Price to lead the 2019 Gutsy Southern Alps Challenge in Aotearoa New Zealand

Professor Tim Price, Chair of the GI Cancer Institute, will lead the Gutsy Southern Alps Challenge in Aotearoa New Zealand this November.

Together with Professor Price, challenge yourself to raise much needed funds for gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer research.

Professor Price will lead a team through 70km of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Southern Alps on a challenging week-long trek from 17-24 November. The team will trek between 6km and 18kms during the day, returning to comfortable lodgings at night. You will trek through the splendid, mountainous back country of Aotearoa New Zealand, hiking mountains, passing remote lakes and valley systems and enjoying the splendour of Aoraki / Mount Cook and Mount Aspiring.

“For me, taking on the New Zealand Southern Alps is an opportunity to challenge myself and contribute to GI cancer research,” says Professor Price. “Working as a medical oncologist, I’ve seen first-hand how important it is to improve outcomes for people with these cancers.”

The funds raised through the GI Cancer Institute’s Gutsy Challenge support the annual Innovation Fund Grant, which helps to fund much needed research into improved treatment options and outcomes for those 28,900 Australians diagnosed each year with a GI Cancer.

“I want to raise awareness of the need for better treatments and raise funds so that we can continue to conduct life-extending research,” explains Professor Price. “This Gutsy Challenge gives me this opportunity and I get to do it while enjoying the incredible scenery that New Zealand has to offer”.