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We are walking for all patients with rare cancers

The Kosi Challenge is an annual event hosted by Rare Cancers Australia (RCA) to raise awareness and much needed funds for Australians diagnosed with a rare, less common or complex cancer each year.

In March 2024, we will be climbing 2,228 metres above sea level to reach Australia’s highest point to help RCA.

One hundred per cent of funds raised through the Kosi Challenge goes towards the important work of RCA's Patient Support Team.

From helping patients to access specialists and treatments, through to delivering support groups, connecting people with services and providing financial assistance particularly in times of crisis, Patient Support is at the heart of what RCA does.

RCA is a Federal Government-classified Health Promotion Charity. All donations over AU $2 are fully tax deductible.

Thank you so much for your support.

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Hardwareman

Good climb ❤️ LYN&Hans

$1.02k

Brian Giggins

$510

Julie Dibden

Thank you ladies. Being looked after by you in 2020 made it somewhat fun. Enjoy your walk.

$264

Brian Smith

Enjoy your walk , take a jacket. Take a hat wear long pants and long sleeve shirt. Take the bushman’s!!

$264

Amanda Apps

Great work team. Our patients are very lucky to have you supporting them through their journey. You will kill it!

$264

Robyn Ferguson

Thanks for your love and support, following you all the way.

$264

Bernie Blacka

$264

Canberra First Aid

$250

Richard Hoffmann

Good on you Logie! Keep up the great work!

$220

Anonymous

$211

Kat Francis

Go team! What a wonderful cause to be supporting.

$211

Claire Dickinson

WOW Bega Oncology team - what a great event to help raise awareness - the highest mountain in Australia - don’t listen to your legs!!! Good luck and have fun.

$201

Paula Park

Go you good thing!

$200

Geoffrey Whitfield

Good work maye hope Rach beats you

$158

Malcolm Douglas

$158

Bob & Maria Matchett

Legends !

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Chris And Kerry Fantham

good luck .hope the weather is kind.

$107

Peter Lausch

Very Proud of you ladies, thankyou for giving your time a care. We love you all ... thankyou.

$106

Jenny Garner

Go girls.

$106

Elizabeth Frauenfelder

Thankyou!

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Shirley Sproats

What a great initiative - enjoy your walk.

$106

Karen Appleton

Champions, each and everyone of you ❤️

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Yetty Burgess

$106

Kerry Seeto

Wishing you all the best with your fundraising. You are amazing.

$106

Leanne Cochrane

$106

Lynette Haar

What a wonderful effort! Good luck and congratulations on supporting this amazing research!

$106

Brian Logue

$106

Strong Legs ... Bikes And Trails

Enjoy the walks, Bernie. Great cause to support.

$106

Cath Griffin

$106

Kristy Whiles

$106

Anonymous

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Bernie Blacka

Thanks for looking after me each Chemo cycle. You and your team make it so easy to come back each two weeks to continue treatment. You are all so positive and encouraging. All the best for the 860m climb from Thredbo Village to the summit of Mt Kosciusko at 2228m.

$106

Adrian & Judith Grundy

Good luck - and thanks!

$106

Jennifer Smith

You are amazing, so lucky to have such caring and compassionate people on our side during Brendon's journey.

$106

Mark Mathews

A great cause. Can't thank you enough for your ongoing support over the past few years. Enjoy your walk to the top of Oz.

$106

Kevin Anderson

Get high

$106

Fran Elliott

Go girls

$106

Jeremy Kocur

From Jeremy and Therese kocur

$106

Susie O'neill

Well done Lindy.

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Lr

Amazing gift Rachel, your an absolute champion!! Well done & best wishes with the run. Xx

$106

Anonymous

$106

Bernie Blacka

As I am probably not going to be fit enough to do the Kosi Challenge I have committed to donate each two weeks, starting 1st Jan 24, that my Tumour Markers come down. Thanks for your support and encouragement Margie. 18 Dec to 2 Jan - CEA Tumour Markers came down from 10 to 7.9.

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Bernie Blacka

Thank you Lindy for your support during my treatment journey. You and the team are always happy, encouraging and supportive. You have all taken on a very personal challenge to raise funds and undertake the Kosi Challenge while still working and caring for your patients during the Chemo cycles. With help from you and the team I have achieved another reduction in CEA Tumour Markers . between 2 Jan and 15 Jan when they fell from 7.9 to 7.6. Thankyou.

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Bernie Blacka

Thankyou Marg and team for your commitment and support during my treatment cycles Another two weeks with a further reduction in my CEA Tumour Markets. From 15 Jan to 29 Jan they fell from 7.6 to 7.3. I am happy to with every small reduction. Enjoy your walk/climb to the summit of Mt Kosi.

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Lesley White

$106

Dodd And Dwyer Merimbula Pharmacy

You are awesome

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Jo Byrnes

$106

Sarah Ormonde

$106

James Marshall

$106

Merv And Jan Horneman

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Anonymous

Thankyou for helping others

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Helen Fraser

$105

Helen Edwards

$101

Ingrid Nolan

You can do anything you set your mind to - you can do it!

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Peter Barron

$101

Maud &kev

Good on you Rach great effort xxx

$100

Fay

$100

Deb & Mark Mead

Go girls you are all awesome

$100

Helen Munro

$100

Cecil Perry

$100

Carol & Tim

Love your work Rach, the care & hope you give to your patients & now this running challenge to help them even more. You go girl!!

$100

Maria Fernandez

Well done Bega Oncology, such a worthy cause. Thank you for your passion and commitment!!!

$100

Rohan Warnock

$100

Stephen And Marian Churchward

$75

Petra And Josh

Go girls!

$63

Sally K Everyday

Climb that mountain- forever grateful to the warriors who are behind our cancer sufferers

$60

Merry

All the best for the walk.

$55

Rachel Wallbank

$53

Anonymous

$53

Anonymous

$53

Kelly Knight

$53

Anonymous

Amazing work team, thanks for your compassionate and skilful care!

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Kerryn Granger

Well done Margie, you all are amazing xx

$53

Benjamin Lynch

Good luck! Great cause.

$53

Gail Bice

$53

Geoff And Sandy Sturah

$53

Anonymous

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Anonymous

Go for it Lindy!! But take care.

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Terry Howard

Good luck. Be kind to your knees. Xx

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Chris Briggs

$53

Anonymous

$53

Scott Reeve

$53

Suzanne Kirby

You go girls

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Kathy Tyson

$53

Geoffrey Jones

Good luck 🤞

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Julie Perry

Marg you are an amazing strong woman. You will set your mind to this challenge and succeed

$53

David Eadie

$53

Karen Stephens

😇

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Ali Keenan

$53

Sharon Hoogenboom

You go girl

$53

Anonymous

Well done Lindy, have fun xo

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Tracey Gray

Have a great walk. Thanks for doing this!

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Margy Carracher

Anyone who knows you Marg, knows what a champion you are for your patients and also as a person in general. I’m honoured to donate to this cause.

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Anonymous

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Matt Theris

$53

Janice Humphreys

Go Lindy!!!

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Mary Rutter

❤️❤️❤️

$53

Theresa Nielsen

You can do it!

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Jak Rees

Well done, I am sure you can do this easily! A great cause.

$52

Therese Wheatley

Do you need a support team? Just make sure you come back unscathed! ❤

$52

Shaun Barrett

$52

Anonymous

$51

Judy Rettke

$51

Jo-anne Reid

$50

Chris And Kerry Fantham

Have a great time. Excellent cause.

$50

Anne Atlee

$50

Anonymous

$50

Julie Williamson

Good luck & great work !!

$50

Jeremy Fewtrell

Good luck with the climb Brian and an important to cause to be supporting. Well done!

$50

Marie Lucas

$50

Mark And Kylie

Go Gov 🤙

$50

Lisa Carson

Sounds like a fun challenge and for a great cause. Well done!

$50

Jason Hall

You’ve got this mate! Just like down at Albion Park!

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Kay Douch

$50

Jenny Mckenzie

$50

Carol Brown

$50

Anonymous

Go for it Rachel. I hope you reach your goal

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Greg Salway

one short step after another:)

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Debbie Hessenthaler

Good luck Lindy see you soon x

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Christine Van Reede

Go girls … you can do it Tracey Hobbs x

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Felicity Coates

Love your work Rachel.

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Stefano Bertella

Go girls...you got this and thank you muchly for your dedication and care.... Very much appreciated

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Anonymous

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Michele Heaton

$37

Alex Cochran

Thanks Lindy look after the lawn

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Jan Southcott

In memory of Mark Southcott

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Sarah Smith

All the best for this Mel. We have had a rare cancer affect a family member but he was lucky and it got found early and and incidentally and just needs monitoring. But he is very young for this type of tumour as well. Still a scare. Have fun along the way.

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Anonymous

$37

Jennifer Gammell

Well done & good luck guys!

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Mark Beachcroft

$37

Megan Whitford

Go team

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Cally Carne

Good luck. Have fun xx

$37

Clare Sedgwick

Happy climbing… xx

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Christine Archer

Go Tracey!

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Sam Hessenthaler

Go Lindy!

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Beryl Ball

$36

Nicole Dowdle

$36

Stuart Glass

Climb a real mountain !!

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Rachel Smith

Enjoy your walk xo

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Anonymous

$35

Rob Johnston

Good luck and hats off to you all for raising funds for such a worthy cause. Rob. X

$35

Paul Wylks

$30

Anonymous

$30

Ant Wakefield

Go Lin!

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Emma

$26

Tracy Blake

Good luck a very worthy cause

$26

Jessica Ratcliffe

$26

Jenny Shea

Thank you

$26

Simone Shaw

$25

Kelly Switzer

$25

Katrins Ferraro

$25

Christopher Murdoch

$22

Carla Gray

Hope you have great weather and a top day. Here’s 1c for each metre above sea level. 👏😀

$21

Sandy Murphy

Wonderful cause Tracey

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Mel & Roody

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Mel & Roody

$21

Linda Murdoch

Enjoy the climb

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Kim Cogan

Go Tracey 😉

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Judy Filmer

$21

Glyn Graham

Well great effort ❤️

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Russel Hodges

$21

Linda Murdoch

Go Mel 💪🏻

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Abbey Ellison

What a goer!!! Goodluck

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Michael Longbottom

$21

Naomi Woods

$21

Fred And Andy Burhop

$20

Tara Webb

Thanks for looking after my dad, Dave.

$20

Sheila Mann

Have a fabulous walk Lindy! I know you will! On on!

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Julie

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Bels Schofiel

$15

Kai Bw

$11

Anonymous

$11

Diana

Go girl

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Deb Burrows

Enjoy the beautiful walk Tracey!