11-13 October 2019
Hike the Light to support young people living with cancer

Wilsons Promontory, VIC

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Raised so far

$991

Our goal

$25,000

Join us on Hike the Light 2019, as we race the sun and hike the picturesque Wilson’s Promontory National Park to support young people living with cancer.

Hike the Light is a 35.5km walk in Wilson’s Prom following the East Prom Coastal Hike Circuit. Your challenge is to complete the circuit between first and last light, we know you can do it!

Each year 23,000 young people are affected by a cancer diagnosis, 5000 of these are young people from Victoria.  We know that these young people are up to six times more likely to experience high levels of psychological distress than their unaffected peers. Funds raised through Hike the Light will help CanTeen to continue providing overnight programs, peer-based recreation days, and ensure they continue to receive access to tailored individual support.

You’ll be trekking alongside Morgan who is one of our young CanTeen members, so you can learn first-hand the difference you’re making, whilst taking on this challenge together!

Spaces are limited, so register for Hike the Light today and help to make sure that no young person faces cancer alone.

Meet Morgan

"I grew up with cancer being a normal part of family life to me. My Father was diagnosed with Male breast cancer before I was born and passed away when I was 5 years old and my Mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 7 and passed away when I was 21 years old. My whole life was turned upside down when this happened but with the support of CanTeen I have been able to push through what could’ve ruined my life entirely and learnt to keep going''

Overview

  • Cost: $100
  • Distance: 35.5 km
  • Difficulty Level: Medium
  • Approximate Walking Time: 11.5 hours
  • Starting Location: Telegraph Saddle
  • Registration Closes: 27 September 2019
  • Fundraising Minimum: $500

Event Itinerary

  • 11 October: Arrival & Overnight Stay
    Arrival 8pm at Promontory Coast Lodge
    Welcome Supper & Event Briefing
  • 12 October: Hike the Light Event Day & Overnight Stay
    Hike Time 6:30am - 4:30pm Approximately
    Post Hike Celebration Dinner at Fish Creek Hotel
    Return to Promontory Cast Lodge
  • 13 October: Breakfast & Departure

Costs Include

  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Saturday Travel (transfers from accommodation to Hike/Return)
  • All meals & snacks throughout the weekend
  • Post Event Celebration Dinner

Photo from TAS Hike the Light 2018

Accommodation

Promontory Coast Holiday Lodge: Comfortable Cottage Style Rooms (twin share or dormitory)
Address: 1075 Waratah Road, Fish Creek VIC 3959

Transport

Participants will need to organise their own transport to and from the Promontory Coast Lodge, please arrive by 8pm.
Transport on Hike the Light Event Day is organised by CanTeen. 

Fundraising

There is a $500 fundraising minimum to take part in Hike the Light.

CanTeen will provide you with all the fundraising support and tools you’ll need to hit your targets. All fundraising requirements are in addition to your registration fee. All funds raised will go towards helping transform the lives of young Victorians living with cancer.

Got questions? Get in touch!

Send an email to: vic@canteen.org.au

Call on: (03) 9912 4221