During Jennie’s preparation for the challenge, her mother was unexpectedly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and heartbreakingly passed away just 11 days later on Christmas Eve.
Jennie is dedicating the walk to her mother, and all the other people “who can walk no longer.”
With travel restrictions in place, Jennie will complete her challenge through virtual reality, determined to meet her fundraising target to support cancer research at St John of God Subiaco Hospital.
With the assistance of an app providing a virtual 'tour' of the Sandakan Trail, Jennie will begin her challenge on April 25th, and will post regular updates to her online fundraising page.
"I will share photos and snippets of information about my trek, less the extreme physical challenge it would have been.
I dedicate this virtual trek to my Mum who passed on Dec 24th. In 11 short days we lost our vibrant, beautiful mother to pancreatic cancer. No symptoms, no time…." - Jennie Fraser.