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TROG TASSIE TREK - MARCH 2018

TROG Cancer Research invites you to join us for our inaugural TROG Trek Challenge. Trek 50 kilometres over five days through some of Tasmania's most spectacular wilderness and raise vital funds for clinical trials research.

We have 15 places available on the TROG team. The trek will depart Hobart on the Saturday 24 March, returning on the Wednesday 28 March. Some of the regions included in the trek include the magnificent Bay of Fires area and the Blue Tier's waterfalls, rainforests and peaks.

As well as the physical challenge, all participants are being challenged to raise $3,500 as part of the initiative. 100 per cent of all funds raised are guaranteed to go to cancer research.

Participants will be supported with their fundraising efforts by an expert coach.

TROG has been improving the way in which radiotherapy is delivered to cancer patients for the past 30 years, launching more than 90 clinical trials, which has helped more 14,000 cancer patients.

TROG needs funding to initiate new research. Every single clinical trial starts with a question or an idea. Oncology professionals come to TROG with an idea and we facilitate the process of developing that idea into a rigorous clinical trial.Trials in development are not yet covered or eligible for government funding, but in many ways this period is the most critical to the research success.

Our mission is to provide the best possible life-saving treatment to cancer patients, ultimately allowing them to return to their normal lives with their family and friends.

People just like Steve (pictured below).

Steve was one of the first people in the world who had access to a new kind of radiotherapy treatment, an Australian-developed technology called Kilovoltage Intrafraction Monitoring (KIM). Steve joined TROG’s SPARK Trial after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. The new technology reduced number of hospital visits that Steve needed during his cancer treatment.

“I loved the idea of only having five rather than 40 hospital visits with minimal chances of major side effects. I cannot wait to get on with my life after my cancer treatment,” Steve said.

Find out more about this adventure of a lifetime here.

TROG TASSIE TREK - FAQs

How far do I have to walk?

The TROG Tassie Trek Challenge is a 50-kilometre walk, spilt over five days. On some days team members will trek 5km, while on others it can be around 13km. 

How much money do I have to raise?

Each team member has been set the challenge to raise $3,500 as part of their fundraising efforts. Participants will have until the end of April 2018 to achieve their target.

What will the funds I raise be used for?

100% per cent of all funds will be used to fund clinical trials research.

TROG needs funding to initiate new research. Every single clinical trial starts with a question or an idea. Oncology professionals come to TROG with an idea and TROG facilitates the process of developing that idea into a rigorous clinical trial. Trials in development are not yet covered or eligible for government funding, but in many ways this period is the most critical to the research success.

I’ve never done fundraising before. How do I raise the funds?

You will be supported by TROG Cancer Research as you undertake your fundraising challenge. You will have a fundraising coach and will be provided with support and advice throughout your entire journey. Help is always just a phone call or email away. Your coach has previously undertaken a similar challenge coaching 16 people to raise $80,000 – well in excess of their $50,000 team target. You will also be provided with some ideas on hosting fundraising events as well a sample email to send to your friends, family and colleagues that you can use to sponsor you as you undertake their challenge. Examples of social media posts will also be supplied to participants. The TROG Tassie Trek is a charity challenge event and all participants will be encouraged and supported to reach their target.

Can I alter my travel arrangements?

Arrangements can be made with Huma Charity Challenge to alter your travel arrangements for before and after the trek. 

What equipment will I need?

Our expedition provider, Huma Charity Challenge will supply all participants with information about equipment and clothing needs.

What kind of food/accommodation will be available?

Accommodation is 2-3 stars and includes two nights’ accommodation at a farm. Meals are included in the price. Arrangements can be made for those with dietary requirements. All the relevant information is available in the information pack supplied by our trek provider, Huma Charity Challenge.

Together we can find the answer. Sign up today!

We are thankful to our 14,000 patients who have participated in our research. Please continue the generous support.