In 2012, Hippo and Alice undertook Hippo’s Cancer Ride. Beginning on the Sunshine Coast and travelling as far north as Mossman and encompassing towns including Mt Isa, Birdsville and Cunnamulla the ride took 7 months, finally finishing in Brisbane.
Attending more than 40 events in 32 weeks and travelling 18,000 kilometres, they met with locals hearing first-hand their tales of need for accommodation near hospitals.
With local media all keen to help spread word of their mission, they could feel the support of each community.
This map shows each location visited. We set up at shows, rodeos, shopping centres or even town streets. Businesses were approached and asked if they would put a collection box on their counter to assist in the ongoing collection for desperately needed funds.