I'm taking part in this event in the name of bowel cancer prevention and to raise essential funds for the Jodi Lee Foundation
Captain Hugo Toovey of the Australian Army will lead our inaugural Queensland Trek. Hugo's life drastically changed in 2013 when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, while he was fighting (and beating) this he was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2018. If it wasn't for early detection Hugo's chances of survival would have been very different. Hugo continues to promote awareness and prevention throughout Australia, and as our Youth Ambassador.
25StayAlive is all about raising awareness to younger men and women, and making them realise that they are not invincible. Being health conscious and aware of your body might just save your life one day. At the moment a lot of health campaigns encourage people in their 50s to get routine checks, but why wait until then? You are never “too young”. 25 is the new 50... don’t wait until it’s too late.