Introducing our first Kokoda Challenge participant!
The term 'legend' gets thrown around a lot, however Rebecca Mason more than deserves that title.
Beck lives in Portland but makes the trip up to Geelong on a regular basis to be with her best friend who is living with MND.
It may be for a couple of hours, couple of days or weeks, she will do whatever she can to make life easier and enjoyable for her friend and family. This care and support is invaluable and is really indicative of the quality of person that Beck is.
Beck is also what we would like to call a 'Champion Fundraiser'. For the last couple of years she has led her team known as Sisters and Brothers United in the annual Geelong walk. She organises fundraising events, spends her weekends selling MND merchandise, negotiating with local businesses to provide sponsorship and raises significant awareness throughout South West Victoria. She and her team have raised in excess of $70,000 in the last couple of years for all Victorian's living with MND!
Beck signed up for Kokoda as soon as registrations opened and although she wouldn't describe herself as an avid hiker, or even a once a year hiker... She decided this was a challenge she didn't want to miss out on. A personal challenge and one she knows will significantly help all Victorian's living with MND. She is pictured here on her first training hike. In Bali of all places! Her passion and determination will be infectious for the Kokoda group this year and we can't wait to see Beck complete this enormous challenge.
How Beck finds the time to fit everything in is astonishing (she also works and has her own family...). We are absolutely honoured to have her part of MND Victoria and our Kokoda challenge this year.
Please join us in supporting her journey and if you'd like to visit her fundraising page which also states her story around why she is doing what she is please visit - https://www.mycause.com.au/page/169074/beck-treks-kokoda-for-mnd
The Kokoda Challenge is running from 28 August to 5 September 2018, more information on our Events page or to secure your place, book now (please select 26 August 2018 - MND Charity Trek):