The Jodi Lee Foundation is celebrating eight years of its South Australian trek, which sees participants hike up to 75km through the beautiful Kuitpo Forest and stunning Fleurieu Peninsula countryside.
The Heyson Trail trek, which will take place on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 August, raises a significant amount of funds to assist the Jodi Lee Foundation continue to spread awareness about bowel cancer prevention.
This year, the finish line celebration will be held at Fox Gordon Winery where trekkers will enjoy well-earned food, drinks and live music.
Jodi Lee Foundation, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, was established in honour of Jodi Lee who lost her battle with bowel cancer at age 41. Founder and Chair Nick Lee is urging people to take part in the trek to help eliminate bowel cancer for good.
“Over these ten years, we’ve saved many lives by raising awareness and educating the community about Australia’s second biggest cancer killer – bowel cancer.”
The Jodi Lee Foundation educates people about the importance of screening from age 50, acting quickly on symptoms, and living a healthy lifestyle, for the prevention and early detection of bowel cancer. If detected early, 99% of bowel cancers can be successfully treated.
Participants of the Heyson Trail creek will hike either 75km over two days, or 35km, 26km or 10km over one day.
To donate to the Jodi Lee Foundation, head to https://app.jodileefoundation.org.au/donate.