Turia Pitt preparing to depart to China for Interplast - Interplast

Turia Pitt preparing to depart to China for Interplast

The countdown is on for Interplast’s inspirational ambassador Turia Pitt, who is departing for China on Sunday. Turia will trek part of the Great Wall of China to raise money for Interplast.

Joining Turia on the 10 day trip are Sara Leonardi-McGrath and other incredible supporters, all participating in the fundraising adventure to help Interplast continue their life-changing work.

Almost three years after she was trapped by a grassfire in a 100km ultra-marathon, Turia is looking forward to the trip of a lifetime. The team will trek through otherworldly mountains and valleys surrounding the Great Wall, discover the spectacular Jinshalang watchtowers, and explore tombs and mazes surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery.

Determined not to let what happened define her, Turia was recently quoted as saying “the fire has turned my life upside down; I don’t want it to have any more impact. It was a couple of seconds. What’s that compared to a lifetime?”

Through fundraising efforts and a special Interplast cocktail night in Pyrmont earlier this month, the team has raised over $160,000 to date. We are hugely grateful for the amazing efforts of Turia and her supporters.

Please support Turia in reaching her fundraising goal by donating here. All money raised will go directly towards supporting Interplast’s work in the Asia Pacific region.

Keep an eye on our website, Facebook page and Twitter to keep updated on the trip.

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