One of the McGrath Foundation’s most dedicated supporters, Prabodh Malhotra, will embark on a journey of over 1,000 kilometres walking from the Melbourne Cricket Ground to the Sydney Cricket Ground arriving on day one of the NRMA Insurance Pink Test, Wednesday 3 January 2024.
McGrath Foundation Ambassador & Director, Tracy Bevan wished Prabodh all the best for his departure, acknowledging his incredible journey walking from Melbourne to Sydney for the second year running, with hopes of raising $100,000.
“Prabodh’s journey is not only a gesture of solidarity but is also a powerful call to action to support those affected by breast cancer,” Tracy said.
“Generous support from an everyday Australian like Prabodh is always special, but the fact he’s chosen to do something so extraordinary is truly incredible. Prabodh’s fundraising generosity will help us get closer to our goal of ensuring no one misses out on the care of a breast care nurse and we couldn’t be more grateful,” she continued.
At 72 years of age, many retirees are slowing down, however, Prabodh is preparing for an arduous 66-day journey across Victoria and New South Wales which will see him pass through Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Echuca, Deniliquin, Wagga Wagga and Goulburn.
As an enthusiastic supporter of the McGrath Foundation, Prabodh is inspired by the impact the Foundation has had in communities across Australia.
“I have been living in Melbourne for more than 40 years. This country has given me a beautiful life, and now it is my turn to give something back to the country. I am so pleased to have this opportunity to make a small contribution to such a noble cause,” said Malhotra.
Prabodh’s inspirational journey between two legendary cricket grounds aims to shine a spotlight on the importance of fundraising for McGrath Breast Care Nurses to assist the Foundation in reaching its goal of 250 nurses by 2025.