Or contact our travel tour operator Huma Charity Challenge on 1300 792 501 or email Megan Harris at email@example.com with your queries.
With restrictions on international travel due to COVID-19, we’ve all been encouraged to explore our own backyard. Why not get out there for a good cause? By signing up for the Larapinta Cherish Challenge 2021 you’ll help Cherish fund research that gives hope to thousands of women and girls with gynaecological cancer in Australia. Plus, you’ve got months to plan, get fit and fundraise. Come on, do it for yourself and others!
There are two treks available:
The rewards for trekking either three or six days will be great. Imagine exploring this rugged terrain, sharing the Larapinta Trail with like-minded adventurers or your family, swimming in remote rivers, sleeping under a blanket of stars, and knowing you’ve done your bit to raise vital funds for much-needed research.
We need people like you to make a difference in the lives of women and girls with gynaecological cancer.
If you can’t make the trek, consider making a donation to one of the registered CrowdRaiser’s below.
Each year in Australia, 6,000 women and girls are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer. One-third of these women will not do well. We urgently need to improve the odds of surviving gynaecological cancer, and the most effective way is through research. Our teams of researchers are ready. They are only limited by the funds available.
Day 1 – Arrive in Alice Springs
Day 2 – Telegraph Station to Wallaby Gap (13.5km) and onto Nicks Campsite (8.5km)
Day 3 – Nicks Campsite to Simpson’s Gap (10km) plus Standley Chasm and Lookout Walk. (5km)
Day 4 – Serpentine Gorge to Charle’s Camp (13km), optional walk to Serperntine Chalet Dam (2km)
Day 5 – Charle’s Camp to Ochre Pits (8km), optional walk to Ormiston Gorge to Finke River (10km)
Day 6 – Mount Sonder (16km), early morning sunrise walk
Day 7 – To Alice Springs
Day 1 – Telegraph station to Wallaby, visit Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm Loop Walk (7km)
Day 2 – Serpentine chalet Dam to Ochre Pits (8km)
Day 3 – The Ormiston Pound Walk (7km)
Day 4 – To Alice Springs
Gillian was the first person to register and feature as one of our ‘trek champions’ is Gillian. Read Gillian’s story on why she registered to walk to raise money for gynaecological cancer research here.
Why is Monika preparing to take on the next Cherish Challenge, hiking the epic Larapinta Trail with her husband and daughter and why is fundraising for research so important to her? Find out here.
It would have been much easier for this busy CEO to simply make a donation to Cherish. But Ella Bache CEO Pippa Hallas has chosen to take part in the Cherish Challenge Larapinta 2021 in person, giving up her time and energy to hike for three days in Australia’s red centre. Find out why and how you can join her here.
Dr Andrea Garrett is one of the bold individuals who trekked to Everest Base Camp in 2019, raising funds for Cherish to support gynaecological cancer research. Dr Garrett is stepping it up again and has registered for our next trek, the iconic Larapinta Trail. We talked with Dr Garrett about why she thinks it’s so important to support research and why she is joining the next Cherish Challenge. Read more here.
This story shows what you can expect if you or someone you know steps up for the Cherish Trek. You can help raise awareness about gynaecological cancer and raise funds – 100 per cent of which go directly towards supporting vital medical research. From the time you sign-up to the day of celebration, the Cherish Trek is the experience of a lifetime. Take a look for yourself. You may be inspired to join us!
From the moment you register for a Cherish Challenge adventure until you return safely home, we will be with you every step of the way. We will offer support with advice, tools, resources and fundraising ideas to help you achieve your goals. We also know that if you plan ahead and break your fundraising down into manageable chunks, you’ll enjoy the rewards.
Together we are raising funds for Cherish’s nominated research partner – the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Research (QCGC Research). This is your opportunity to help the 6,000 women and girls diagnosed with gynaecological cancer in Australia each year. QCGC Research works to find less invasive diagnosis and treatment for these cherished women.
Once you have committed to Cherish Challenge Larapinta 2020 you will want to set up your fundraising page and get your fundraising started towards your $3,500 goal.
Please contact the Cherish team if you need any further information or assistance with registration and/or fundraising.
It’s great to have you on the team going bush for women’s cancer! By registering, you’ve taken the first step towards helping the 6,000 women and girls diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each year in Australia. Now, here comes the fun part – raising funds to support life-changing research.
We’re creating some useful tools to help you get as many friends, family members, workmates and sponsors behind your fundraising efforts. If there’s something else that you need, please get in touch. The more money we raise together, the more research we can support. Good luck and have fun!
Add an image to your digital signature as a regular reminder that you’re asking for donations. Choose from Red, Navy, Black or White image backgrounds.
Email template – call for support
Start with a list of the 10 people most likely to support you in this challenge. Copy and paste this message into the body of an email and send it out to your contacts. Remember, people are more likely to respond to a personal request, so where possible include a special note for your friends, family and colleagues.
Employer’s letter – call for support
Personalise this letter to approach your employer or a business you work with for support. Before you send it, consider how the business will benefit from your participation in the Cherish Challenge.
Fill in the blanks for your fundraising event, insert the words into the body of an email and hit ‘send.’
Tailor this interactive invitation invite for your fundraising event, attach it to an email and hit ‘send’.
Tailor this interactive poster for your fundraising event. Especially handy for popping up at your workplace, local café, library, school, anywhere you can!
Social media tile – call for support
Share these png files – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – across all your social media platforms adding a personal note and your GiveNow fundraising page link. Remember to #CherishWomen #CherishChallengeLarapinta2021
Personalise this letter to approach a business you know for support. Before you send it, do your research on how the business will benefit from supporting you. What can you offer them?
This guide provides 10 tips on using video to maximise your fundraising.
Use this sample script to get your fundraising video started with confidence.
Keep in touch for more ideas and to share your experiences:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the Cherish Challenge subscriber list to stay up-to-date with the latest information and news.
Subscribe to Cherish on our homepage. Scroll to ‘Keep Updated with Cherish’ and add your details to receive our newsletters (every 1-2 months) and special event alerts.
Contact us to discuss your queries or fundraising ideas.
Don’t let the small print put you off, it’s really just here to remind you to use your common sense when you review information on this site and to use it with respect.
Limitation of Liability
This site is provided by Cherish on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Cherish makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials, or products included on this site. You expressly agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk.
We may change these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice. Any amendment will be effective immediately. Your continued use of the website after any amendment constitutes an agreement by you to comply with, and be bound by, the amended Terms and Conditions. Accordingly you should access and read the Terms and Conditions from time to time for changes.
Cherish endeavours to ensure that the information provided on this website is correct at the time of publication. However, Cherish does not warrant that this site, its servers, or emails sent from it are free of viruses or other harmful components. Cherish will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.
The user accepts sole and full responsibility and risk associated with the use of this website and use of or reliance on any information contained within this website. Cherish does not accept any responsibility or liability for any direct or consequential loss, damage or inconvenience suffered or incurred as a result of use of this website, or use of or reliance on information contained within this website.
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Cherish or its content suppliers and protected by Australian and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of and is protected by Australian and international copyright laws.