Col Reynolds’ focus and steely determination to make a difference to the lives of children fighting cancer is taking him to new heights in 2016.

The Founder and Director of The Kids’ Cancer Project is preparing to trek the Kokoda Trail in May and has set himself a fundraising goal of $100,000 to support childhood cancer research.

“Kokoda holds a special place for me and many Australians, its hallowed ground. Here, young men not much older than twenty years of age defended our country from the Imperial Japanese forces who were determined to secure Papua New Guinea for their next offensives,” said Col.

Col has never tackled anything like this before and is training and as motivated as ever.

“I have decided to walk the Kokoda track at seventy-seven years of age for two reasons; to honour that sacrifice of those Australian diggers who gave everything in defence of our great country, and to walk its razorback ridges, descend and climb its deep gullies through humid heat and chilly nights over eleven days to mirror the endurance of children battling cancer.

The journey commences on 20 May and registrations are now open to join Col on this life changing journey.

“I will walk remembering every child and family I have met over the last twenty-five years. I will remember their strength and determination to overcome their disease and this will get me through to the finish line. I do this because every child is worth fighting for.”

Register your interest now to walk together with Col or support him on his journey.

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