Commando Steve and team to Conquer Kozi for R U OK?
One of Australia’s most respected personal trainers and R U OK? Ambassador, Steve “Commando” Willis, is back to lead the 2018 Conquer Kozi Challenge, an annual 18 kilometre charity walk to the summit of Mount Kosciusko.
Conquer Kozi is a partnership between R U OK? and Huma Charity Challenge (the specialist fundraising division of World Expeditions). The return walk from Charlotte’s Pass to the 2228 metre peak of Australia’s mountain will take place on the weekend of 9-11 March 2018.
As well as challenging participants to “Conquer Kozi”, Commando Steve believes the hike is a great way to remind us all to support those who are going through tough times.. He is urging people to take up the Conquer Kozi challenge for R U OK? in 2018.
“Conquer Kozi is the perfect way to get your legs moving and your heart pumping, to talk, communicate, share, and connect. I really embrace challenge, no matter how big or small because there is always a gift or a lesson to be learned, whether it’s a positive or something we perceive as a negative, there’s always something we can take away that can help to effect change.”
Commando Steve led the inaugural Conquer Kozi event last year, which raised and incredible $76,000 for suicide prevention.
R U OK? CEO Brendan Maher wants every Australian to feel confident to start a conversation with someone they are worried about.
“We love this initiative, it’s all about community, conversation and collaboration. We hope as many people as possible get behind Conquer Kozi again this year,” he said. “We want the R U OK? message to reach every corner of the country. Asking, Listening, Encouraging action and Checking in can help more Australians support a friend, loved one or workmate who might be struggling with life. The funds raised for Conquer Kozi will contribute to new campaigns and resources to reach more Australians who really need it.”
How Conquer Kozi works:
Participants who register for Conquer Kozi are encouraged to raise a suggested amount of around $700 (per person) for R U OK? and then conquer Kozi by completing the walk to the summit.
Travel costs for Conquer Kozi (9-11 March 2018) are $670 per person or $620 per person for teams of four.
This includes a $200 non-deductible registration fee, two nights multi-share accommodation in comfortable cabins in Jindabyne, return team transfers from Jindabyne to Charlottes Pass for the challenge, challenge t/shirt, expert local guides and support crew, two breakfasts, water, snacks and lunch on the walk and a celebratory BBQ dinner after completing the challenge.
Conquer Kozi is organised by Huma Charity Challenge, the specialist fundraising division of World Expeditions which provides travellers with the opportunity to adventure for a cause. In the past four years, Huma Charity Challenge has raised more than $4million for charities, worldwide.
Once registered, Huma Charity Challenge provides participants with a link to create their own fundraising page as well as a comprehensive fundraiser’s guidebook.
For more information: www.humacharitychallenge.com