2 September 2016

Our JLF Trek is off to a great start in Victoria today, marking our first interstate hiking event.

Participants have today embarked on a gruelling, two day, 72km journey through the state’s central region, in the name of bowel cancer prevention.

The JLF Trek originated in South Australia and is our largest annual fundraising event.

Our Founder & CEO, Nick Lee, said “We’re delighted to bring The JLF Trek to Victoria, giving us the opportunity to reach new audiences with our bowel cancer prevention messages, and save more lives.”

“It’s a challenging and rewarding event, and a fantastic way for people to make a difference in the lives of other Australian families by raising awareness of this silent killer.”

Participants set off along the Goldfields Track at dawn, starting at Mollongghip and will hike to the charming township of Daylesford. Tomorrow they will trek from Hepburn Springs, completing the route at Fryerstown, where a special celebration will be held.

Goldfields Track Chairman, Peter Skilbeck, said the area’s extraordinary forests and changing landscape make it an ideal location for The JLF Trek.

“We are delighted to host the Foundation for this event and know participants will enjoy taking in the area’s rich cultural history, including the many relics of the gold rush days dotted along the track,” Peter said.

For photos and updates keep an eye on our hashtag #JLFTrek.