Who? David Baird. A sixty-five year old who believes that you do not need to be a gym freak or diet fanatic to stay healthily fit.
What? A wheelbarrow, slowly being filled with mementoes from cancer survivors as it is pushed from Perth to Sydney.
When? From 21st of September 2008 until he finishes, hopefully in world record time, in late February 2009
Where? Perth to Sydney — but we’ve covered that already.
Why? A number of reasons. For starters, packing one’s belongings into a barrow and pushing it to wherever you were going was standard practice for many of our early settlers, and was a common sight in times past. Then, to illustrate that living with cancer, and striving to beat it, is a long and arduous journey, not only for those diagnosed, but for their loved ones, their carers, and the scientists striving to find a cure. (After winning the Tour de France for the seventh time, Lance Armstrong pointed out that, compared with surviving cancer, the Tour was easy.)
Dave will run across Australia following the course set out in the map below.