March/April 2019

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What is the aim of this trek?

The ultimate aim of this adventure is to raise funds for gynaecological cancer research.

What is gynaecological cancer?

Gynaecological cancer affects the tissue and organs of the female reproductive system. These include the cervix, uterus, vagina, vulva or other areas of the pelvis. Approximately 6000 women are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each year in Australia, and a third of these will not survive this disease.

Gynaecological cancers have not been researched as well as other cancers, such as breast cancer. Little is known about the support that women need during and after treatment. More research is needed to establish what the best treatments are, how we can prevent this deadly disease and ultimately, to find a cure. Click here for more information about this disease.

Where does the money raised go?

Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation’s primary goal is to raise funds towards clinical trials that result in better treatments for women diagnosed with gynaecological cancer. Cherish chooses trials that can be developed and implemented quickly, giving women real and tangible improvements that positively impact on their quality of life. The Cherish Trek research partner and beneficiary is the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer Research. More information about the clinical trials funded by Cherish can be viewed here.

How fit do I have to be?

To be updated on the launch of our 2020 trek.

Do I need Travel & Medical Insurance?

To be updated on the launch of our 2020 trek.

Do I need a medical kit?

To be updated on the launch of our 2020 trek.

What vaccines are recommended?

To be updated on the launch of our 2020 trek.

What is a suggested packing list?

To be updated on the launch of our 2020 trek.

How cold/hot will it be?

To be updated on the launch of our 2020 trek.

How many people will participate in the Cherish Trek?

To be updated on the launch of our 2020 trek.

If we haven't answered all of your questions ...

To be updated on the launch of our 2020 trek.

I want to fundraise, but don’t know how or where to start

Fundraising can be easy – here are some helpful ideas to get you started:

  • host a morning tea/lunch
  • organise a car wash
  • arrange a movie night
  • have a sausage sizzle
  • arrange a raffle or two
  • host a cocktail/dinner party with an entrance fee

Click here for some other great ideas!

How do I register?

Register your interest by – inquiry box or by contacting info@cherish.org.au

How do I set up my fundraising page?

To be updated on the launch of our 2020 trek.

I cannot participate in the trek. Can I organise my own activity to fundraise money toward the Cherish Basecamp Trek fundraising?

If trekking isn’t your thing or you’re just not ready for this challenge, be it time, logistics or health constraints, you can set up your own fundraising challenge to raise funds for the Cherish Trek cause. The sky is the limit!

Contact us on how to create your own fundraising page to help us raise funds toward our overall fundraising goal.

What is the minimum age to participate?

To be updated on the launch of our 2020 trek.

 

Do I need to live in Australia to join the Trek?

We welcome participants from around the world! You’ll find the information on our website is for people living in Australia because we’re based here.  But you don’t have to be.

 

Is there a minimum fundraising amount?

To be updated on the launch of our 2020 trek.

When does registration close?

We encourage you to register as early as possible.  Spaces are limited. Registration closes when spaces are filled.