Craig Goozee Paddles (and runs and cycles) around Australia for Cancer

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Following the tragic loss of his nine year old daughter to cancer, Craig Goozee decided to paddle, run and cycle 12,500km around Australia to raise $1,000,000 for the Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia…



The project, named A2B4C (or Australia Square to Bennelong Point for Cancer the long way round!) started when his daughter Jessica was in hospital being treated for a rare form of cancer.  Craig decided to do an 800km marathon ocean paddle up the East Coast of Australia from Avalon to Broadbeach to raise money for the cancer organizations that he'd suddenly become so familiar with. 

He completed that paddle, and Jessica was declared free of the cancer and life was returning to normal.

And then the devastating news that the cancer was back.  This time the treatment did not help and Jessica died, aged nine, on 24 June 1999.

Craig decided to expand his original concept and set the target of raising a million dollars by paddling, running and cycling around Australia.


How to Contribute

Craig started in Sydney on 29 May this year, and hopes to finish at the end of August.

For progress reports and more information - and in particular, to find out how you can contribute to this awesome project, see:


More information

Click here for the Information Leaflet in pdf format

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