Thanks to Turia Pitt’s unwavering support, thousands of people across the Asia Pacific have received life-changing surgery.

Born in Tahiti before migrating to Australia at age three, Turia went on to earn her double degree with honours in Mining Engineering and Science from the University of New South Wales.

Turia was working for Rio Tinto at their prestigious Argyle Diamond Mine when life was turned upside down in September 2011. While competing in an ultra-marathon in the Kimberley region, she became trapped by a grassfire that left her with serious burns to 65 per cent of her body.

Turia soon began the painful journey of recovery and rehabilitation. Although the journey continues to this day, she doesn’t shy away from challenge.

Since the fire, Turia has embarked on numerous challenges such as competing in Iron Man events (including the upcoming World Championship), studying for her MBA, trekking Peru, the Great Wall of China and the Kokoda Track (PNG), and will soon lead a trek for Interplast to Everest Basecamp. She published her memoirs in 2013, has graced numerous pages of magazines, runs a successful motivational speaking business and gives passionately and selflessly to causes she cares about.

Interplast is delighted to call Turia our official ambassador

“Before the fire, I felt so blessed to live in Australia. But it was only afterwards that I realised how bloody lucky we are to live here. If my accident had happened in a developing country, there’s no question – I would have died. That’s what drives me to be Interplast’s ambassador. Thousands of people in developing countries can’t afford access to basic medical care.”

In her capacity as ambassador, Turia supports Interplast by personally hosting events, speaking, and leading fundraising adventures. Through this work, along with her support for other Interplast fundraising initiatives, Turia has directly and indirectly contributed to more than $1 million being raised to support our work.

Turia has also taken the Interplast message to millions of Australians by generously using her media profile to promote our work.

“Turia is a passionate, strong and truly giving individual. At a time when many could focus on their own challenges, her commitment to, and support of Interplast, has enabled us to expand our services across the Asia Pacific Region. In partnership with Interplast, Turia has changed futures!” – Prue Ingram CEO, Interplast

To learn more about Turia and her inspiring work, sign-up for her newsletter on her website or follow her social media activity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (forTwitter and Instagram search the handle @TuriaPitt).

To support Turia’s work with Interplast, click here.

Turia’s Everest Trek 2017

In 2017 Turia Pitt will be leading a trek to Everest Base Camp to support our work changing futures in the Asia Pacific region.

Over the past three years, Turia has inspired us all by leading treks along the Great Wall of China, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and the Kokoda Track for Interplast.

Now you have another opportunity to join Turia on an amazing adventure and raise vital funds to help Interplast repair bodies and rebuild lives.

Find out more on the Inspired Adventures special website for Turia’s Everest Trek 2017.

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate partnerships are an excellent way to get involved with Turia and support Interplast.

Find out more: Corporate Sponsorship Proposal

WATCH: Get a taste of Turia’s engaging, down-to-earth style and be inspired by her story

Mountain Designs – Platinum Sponsor of Turia’s Everest Trek 2017

Thank you to Mountain Designs for their support of Turia and Interplast.

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