Conquering Antarctica to support the Liver Foundation
St John of God Subiaco liver surgeon Professor Luc Delriviere will soon explore the Narrow Plateaux of the Antarctic Peninsula in support of the Liver Foundation of Western Australia.
5 December 2018
Professor Delriviere will commence the 200km journey, which has only ever been undertaken by four other people, on 28 December 2018 with his wife Bronwyn and six others.
Professor Delriviere and Bronwyn are both enthusiastic polar travellers and have trained for over five years in preparation for the expedition.
As part of their training program, they regularly exercise at the beach pulling tyres and in the Perth Hills and have visited Norway and Nepal to enhance their ice climbing and sledge-pulling skills.
Professor Delriviere said that in addition to challenging their own limits they hope to inspire others to find their passion for helping people in need.
“Most importantly, we want to increase awareness of liver disease and raise much needed funds for the Liver Foundation of Western Australia”, he said.
“The funds will help the organisation to carry out important research into the prevention and treatment of liver disease and cancers.
“It will also benefit a variety of their programs including the Kid’s Initiative which provides financial assistance and support to families of children who require a liver transplant.”
There is currently no paediatric liver transplant program in Western Australia with children and their families required to travel to Sydney to access appropriate care.
To make a donation or to follow the expedition, please visit www.liver.org.au.
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