Late last year, University of Sydney Master of Business Administration student, Dan Watson, decided to walk from Perth to his hometown of Sydney, doing it to raise money for Cancer Council NSW and SANE Australia. Why?
“My mum was suffering from lung cancer, which put my problems with depression into perspective, and just made me realise I wasn’t truly suffering. Someone I truly care about is suffering.”
Dan quit his job, took out his savings along with two credit cards, and, armed with a trolley full of essentials, on 20 October set off on the 5,000 kilometre trek from Perth to Sydney, which he concluded right on schedule during the first week of March.
Read Daniel’s weblog diary of the four and a half month trek here: Dan’s weblog. His story attracted local media attention all along his route. Search ‘Dan Watson walk’ online for articles.