what happened to the walker

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 at 19:08
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Last year I logged on as saw a thread on a walker , doing a walk from north to south for cancer and remember jumping on his page to doname some money.

what ever happened to this fellow ? is he still going ? finished ?
how much did he raise ?
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Reply By: Wisey - Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 at 19:50

Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 at 19:50
http://www.thegreatcancerwalk.com.au/8497389/the-great-walk-home.htm

It shows he is somewhere west of Kempsey, near Oxley River NP
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Reply By: Notso - Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 at 20:30

Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 at 20:30
There's another bloke doing a walk at the moment too.

John Olsen, he walked from the tip of Cape York to the Bottom most point of tassie in 2004. He has been walking 200 days since he left Steep Point in WA walking to The eastern Most point of Eastern Aus. He is currently walking home to Geelong in Vic along the Newell Highway. Passed through Forbes on Thursday and is heading for West Wyalong.

This fella has done it alone and unaided. He planted food and water all the way from WA along the Anne Beadell Highway. He tows a 100 Kilo hand cart with him and camps rough each night. Offered him a bed in Forbes the other night but he knocked it back and camped in his tent because he reckoned he wouldn't sleep for a week if he slept in a bed for one night. So far this trip he has done 6000 kilometres and raised over $75000.00
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 at 22:09

Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 at 22:09
We were on the Anne Beadell Hwy near Voakes Hill a couple of days after he'd passed through in early September. He's been out there a long time - must wear the body out! His trolley looked like it needed a wider track - always had a wheel in the middle of the road.
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Follow Up By: Notso - Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 at 23:26

Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 at 23:26
He built his own trolley, said he didn't want anyone else to feel bad if it broke?

Reckons if he does anything like it again he'll have wider tyres for the sandy/dusty bits.

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Reply By: Best Off Road - Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 10:39

Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 10:39
Eric,

Michael's still marching on. Your post has prompted me to give his wife a call this week to catch up.

I'm planning to meet up with Mike when he gets into Victoria and walk a leg or two with him. I'll be putting up a post as it gets nearer the date to see if anyone else wants to join in.

Cheers,

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Rock Crawler - Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 16:56

Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 16:56
is it right what I read . As in this guy has only raised 3k ?

if so that is pretty bad for the effort he has put in
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Reply By: Cruiser .- Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 14:35

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 14:35
Just received this email re the Cancer Walk

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Dear Michael’s Family & Friends,

Happy New Year from Michael and the support team, who thank you for your support in 2008. Michael has started walking after a Christmas break and is even more focused on raising the $1M for the Cancer Council Australia. As you can imagine, raising funds is all Michael thinks about as he walks along. Click here to see the amazing challenge Michael has undertaken.

The walk has had its highs and lows and he embarks on the last six months of his journey, having had many adventures. Click here for the latest press article on Michael and his amazing cancer walk. Click here to donate and you can read his diaries and press releases by clicking here.

Click here to download a poster and put up in your workplace, community hall, sports club, or children’s school, to help raise awareness and funds.

If you or someone you know can support Michael with fundraising to help him reach his goal, please contact us. Thank you for reading this email where Michael and his team look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Lisa Burnett
Project manager
Donations are greatly appreciated by Michael.
Track Michael and find out where he is right now.
PO Box 281, Balaclava, Melbourne, Vic 3183
Tel: +61 (0)3 9534 4437,
M: 0425 710558
E: lisa.b@thegreatcancerwalk.com.au
W: www.thegreatcancerwalk.com.au

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Cheers,

Cruiser
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