Jennie’s fundraising challenge shows compassion in action
Jennifer Fraser, St John of God caregiver of over 18 years, is aiming to raise $3,000 for St John of God Foundation to support cancer research at St John of God Subiaco Hospital, where she works as a nurse in the clinical trials unit and Ivy Suite.
Jennie is heading to Borneo this April to complete the Sandakan trail – a challenging six-day trek in severe humidity with temperatures around 30 degrees.
Sadly, during Jennie’s preparation for the challenge, her mother was unexpectedly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and died just 11 days later on Christmas Eve. Jennie has decided to dedicate the walk to her mother, and all the other people ‘who can walk no longer’.
The unique challenges that Jennie will endure will help her to understand the physical and emotional struggles that cancer patients can go through every day.
Jennie is very busy training four days a week, tackling Jacobs Ladder on the weekends and Reabold Hill on weekdays as her regime intensifies.
“Many people want to donate, or support me in other ways, like joining me for training in Kings Park and encouraging me on Jacobs ladder”, said Jennifer.
To sponsor Jennie, or read more about her challenge, go to Everyday Hero.
To find out more about St John of God Foundation and read about current projects and patient stories, visit www.sjogfoundation.org.au or call 1800 281 288.
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