Nine pharmacists, support staff and a CEO are heading to Kokoda to raise money for ovarian cancer patients
Newly appointed TerryWhite Chemmart CEO Duncan Phillips is among the group which will trade in their pharmacy jackets for backpacks as they embark on the Kokoda trail: an eight-day trek through the Papua New Guinean jungle.
The group plan to raise $50,000 for key charity partner Ovarian Cancer Australia.
Along with Mr Phillips, the trekking contingent of 10 pharmacy owners and support centre staff includes General Manager Operations Nick Munroe and pharmacy owners Christine Timms, Karen Brown, Tim Siv, Blaine Woods, Dean Llewellyn, Carolyn Wynen, Matt Boulter and Kylie Becker.
“Trek for Teal was born as an idea at our owners conference in 2018 and we wanted to do something that challenged us all, whilst also being able to do something meaningful,” said Mr Phillips.
“Whilst the trek will be physically and mentally challenging, the opportunity to spend eight intensive days with pharmacists from across our network and raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Australia is a great opportunity.
“I’ll come back sore and blistered and hopefully with a lifetime of memories, along with the knowledge that together we’ve helped make a difference,” he said.
TerryWhite Chemmart has been a primary charity partner of Ovarian Cancer Australia for more than 13 years.
In this time pharmacies across the network have raised over $1.4 million to support women living with ovarian cancer.
Already the TerryWhite Chemmart ‘Trek for Teal’ team has raised more than $15K with $10K raised at a special luncheon held recently in Brisbane to launch the event.
‘Trek for Teal’ will start tomorrow, the 26th of July.
Donations can be made at https://give.everydayhero.com/au/twcmtrekforteal.