SHORTLY after attending the funeral of a friend who died of pancreatic cancer earlier this year Brendon Alsop set out on his Fatman's Great Aussie Trek for Cancer Research and Treatment.
He has also lost his father, grandmother, aunty and uncle as well as other friends to cancer, so he was determined to play his part in defeating the disease
Brendon was also setting out to lose weight, aiming to lose 50 kilos from his original 145.3 kg frame by the end of the trip in Darwin.
Setting out from Geelong on February 21 this year and covering roughly 20-25 km per day Mr Alsop arrived in Byron Bay on Friday.
If he can't find any pet friendly accommodation in Byron he will head out to the north of the town to find a campsite
Accompanied by his faithful dog Jo Jo, an Alsatian cross, Mr Alsop is collecting donations along the way for the Andrew Lowe Centre in Geelong and the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
If you see him out their on the road drop a donation in his bucket of go to: mycause.com.au/page/fatmansgreataussietrek
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