QBI Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

The QBI Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail is an unforgettable adventure through one of the most stunning locations outside mainland Australia – Kangaroo Island.

The QBI Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail will help raise money for the Alastair Rushworth Fund, which supports a PhD student conducting dementia research at the Queensland Brain Institute.

QBI Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail 2020

Thu 12 Mar 2020 7:00amMon 16 Mar 2020 5:00pm

The QBI Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail is an unforgettable adventure through one of the most stunning locations – Kangaroo Island.

The trek – categorised as a Grade 4 walking trail – weaves through the most botanically unique area in all of South Australia before reaching the rugged, remote and spectacular coastline of the Southern Ocean.

The QBI Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail will help raise money for the Alastair Rushworth Fund, which supports a PhD student conducting dementia research at the Queensland Brain Institute.

Janice Rushworth established the Alastair Rushworth PhD Scholarship Fund in 2017 in memory of her husband Alastair Rushworth, who passed away from younger onset dementia in 2016.

There is currently no treatment or cure for dementia, which is the second leading cause of death in Australia and the most prevalent cause of death for Australian women. Dementia affects almost one in 10 people over the age of 65 and research at QBI is providing a pathway to potential treatments to millions worldwide.

In 2020, the primary goal is to raise $32,500 to fund the final year of current Alastair Rushworth Scholarship recipient Joey Benetatos, who hopes to discover treatments that will assist in the fight against this devastating disease. Over the next four years, the aim is to collectively raise a further $130,000, which will fund another four-year PhD scholarship student and research costs.

For more information on the walk, visit www.auroraadventures.com.au/adventures/qbikangarooisland2020/

Help the trekkers reach their goal, visit everydayhero.com.au/event/AlastairRushworthPhDScholarshipFundKangarooIsland

Contacts

Erin Pearl
+61 7 334 60542