777 Challenge

By Johanna Garvin

Thank you we did it!!!!

Cant quite believe that yesterday happened, but it did, we finished The World Marathon Challenge!!!!! I think it will take a while to sink in. Thank you so much to Steve Birnie and James for giving me this incredible opportunity. I have had such a fantastic time. I have learnt so much from the two of you, like a doing a marathon is incredibly challenging and takes a lot of preparation and during you are really going to be out of your comfort which is great because while you may really hate it at the time you learn new skills and realise what you are really capable of. Thank you so much for all your support, all you did to make this adventure the huge success that it was and for putting up with me for the last seven days. I felt so lucky to be in a team with you. Thank you so much to The Cerebral Palsy Alliance for asking me to do this challenge I feel so privileged to have been given this opportunity, thank you for having faith in me to do this. Thank you so much to Gabriel Maciel and Marita Knuvers Morgan for nominating me to do this and for believing that I could do it. Thank you so much to Louise Reeson and Renee at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance for all your support and for helping us fundraise and getting the word out the about what we were doing.Thank you so much Jacqueline Crompton for all your support and all the work you did in your own time to get our story out to media. Thank you so much to Teddy Rose Emma Blong MElissa Keogh Kristofff and Kahlee for all your support. For helping me set up the Jo’s World Marathon Challenge Facebook all you did in your own time to help me fundraise like helping me with putting on a fundraiser at George street Cinema and for your moral support and for getting me to go to the gym when I really didn’t want to at all cos all this week I have thought thank goodness I went to the gym cos it really helped me. Thank you so much to all my wonderful work mates for all your support. Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors Accenture, Sherpa, Deloitte, Symbiotic and The Cerebral Palsy Alliance for all your support and encouragement. If you would like to still donate you can. Thank you so much to Tracey Corbin-Matchett and Daniel Monks and Stevie Crus Martin and Anthony and Ted George Street Cinema for all your support and for giving me your time to help me put on a fantastic fundraiser and to Daniel and Stevie for so generously giving your wonderful film Paulse at the fundraiser and to all the people that came that night. Thank you so much to Heather Hawkins for all your support and advice and for letting borrow your glasses in Antartica it was so special to get to wear something from a friend and I feel really lucky thanks to Rebecca Partridge we got to meet thank you Bec! Thank you so much to Mickey Campbell Anthony James, Justin and Andrew for coming to support us this week and help give me a push it was fantastic to have you all there. Thank you so much to Michelle Birnie and Demelza for all your support and help. Thank you so much to my beautiful Mum Maureen Hallahan for all your support and encouragement and for saying as always from the beginning you can do this!!! And all that you did to help me. Thank you so much to all the people who have donated to our page thanks to your incredible generosity we have raised $62,071.81 which is just incredible. I can’t tell you what a difference this will make to the lives of young people living with cerebral palsy and I really mean that cos I know from first hand experience what a difference mobility equipment can make to someone’s life. Thank you so much to all my wonderful friends and family for all your love support and encouragement and for believing In me and for donating to our page and for all you did to help me fundraiser. I feel so lucky to have all in my life and have your support and it is so special to me and knowing that you were all cheering us on was just incredible and really was a great source of strength when things were a little bit tough this week when we were really out of our comfort zones. I can’t wait to see you all and tell you all our great travel stories!!!!

 

Ready, Set, Jo!

Update 30 January: TODAY, I will be heading off to compete in the work-out of my life! I’ll be embarking on a challenge to complete 7 (Yes, SEVEN!) full marathons; on 7 continents; in 7 days. I will be the first person in the world  to attempt the World Marathon Challenge in a wheelchair, covering a total of 295km over the seven days.

My marathon challenge starts on 30 January 2018 in Novo (Antarctica); then to Cape Town (Africa); Perth (Australia); Dubai (Asia); Lisbon (Europe); Cartagena (South America); finishing up  on 5 February in Miami (North America).

How? I’ll be undertaking this incredible adventure alongside two very experienced marathon runners, Steve Birnie and James Alderson who will push me in a custom-made wheelchair, I will also push when I can. And if that wasn’t enough…we’ve also been challenged to  raise  $50,000 for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA). 

Which is where you come in. Please help me raise as much as I can by donating to this mission! This is a huge challenge and undeniably – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity –  and I’m extremely excited to be competing on behalf of the CPA, to raise funds and awareness for an organisation that is very close to my heart.  

If you want to cheer me on then spread the word, or better yet, sponsor me any amount that you can spare will be of great help – even $5 will help me. More details here: http://bit.ly/2glOiCd

Your donation will make a real difference to myself and to the lives of other young people and adults living with cerebral palsy by helping CPA buy specialised equipment for people who would otherwise be waiting many months for the equipment they need right now. This support goes a long way in helping to maintain physical and emotional wellbeing and also support inclusion more broadly.

Together, we can build futures for people living with cerebral palsy and challenge disability stereotypes! A few clicks are all it takes. Support my challenge today:

http://bit.ly/2glOiCd

Triple 7 Challenge

In January-February 2018, Johanna, Steve and James will compete in 7 (YES, SEVEN!) marathons; on 7 continents; in 7 days! And that's not all.. We're also raising $50,000 for Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

Our marathon challenge starts on 30 January 2018 in Novo (Antarctica); then to Cape Town (Africa); Perth (Australia); Dubai (Asia); Lisbon (Europe); Cartagena (South America); finishing on 5 February in Miami (North America). More info: http://www.worldmarathonchallenge.com

Please help us raise as much as we can by donating to this page! You'll be making a real difference to the lives of young people and adults living with cerebral palsy by helping buy specialised equipment for people who otherwise could be waiting many months for the equipment they need right now.

Donating takes a few minutes and all donations over $2 are tax deductible and you will receive a tax receipt via email.

Together we can build futures for people living with cerebral palsy!

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Thank you to my Supporters

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Paul Baylis

I've only just read about this amazing achievement. You are a star Johanna.

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Anonymous

Well done... amazing achievement

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Joe Hallahan

So proud of your proud of your team and the amazing effort, love Pa

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Nick Schneider

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Ilo Woods

Well done Joanna!

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Alex Koch

Well done on such an inspirational adventure!

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Maureen Hallahan

Donation on behalf of Nea Cahill

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Daniel Testa

Well done James and Steve!

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Rich Cairns

Great work Steve and James and Johanna - what an effort!

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Robyn Wild

Congratulations...now you'll just have to go back to all those seven continents to have a good sticky-beak, at a much slower pace this time!!!

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Miranda Smith

So proud of you, Jo! What a massive achievement and adventure :)

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Mark Lawton

Truly inspiring achievement for a great cause Great to see my mates James and Steve take on another mind blowing challenge and conquer it easily - 2 super humans on display!

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David Wall

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James Hebblethwaite

I'm a friend of Steve's - fantastic work by all of you. It's an unbelievable achievement. I can't believe you do this!

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The Donnelley Family

Congratulations on an amazing effort to you and your team and what a generous goal to help so many other people.

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Mark Enright

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Miriam Weiss

Dear Johanna, you are an inspiration and a champion. Love from Miriam Weiss

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Bev R

Absolutely AWESOME achievement from everyone that helped make this happen

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Shelley Burnham

Brilliant Jo!! Go Girl, congratulations!!!! xx

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Ankur Jain

Well done and congratulations

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Lucy Jacka

On behalf of everyone at Cerebral Palsy Alliance, THANK YOU Johanna, Steve and Andrew for a truly amazing effort. You are all inspirational.

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Dean Jones/tas Nbn

You 3 are so inspirational! Great work!

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Pamela Fitzsimons

amazing challenge... well done for achieving your goal, such a worthy cause xx

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Ben

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Kim Dunlop

Very inspirational and courageous to embark on a marathon across 7 countries.. you are a very brave woman Johanna and I congratulate you on this massive achievement..

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Peter Cunningham

great job

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Julie Townsend

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Ryan Cameron

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Louise Bardone

Well done Johanna what a great team!

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Mallory & Ryan Minnehan

You did it! We enjoyed following this adventure and continue to be inspired by you, Jo!

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Lynne Hayes Stone

A bit more to help you reach your target!

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Julio, Pilar, Mikel And Kalani Llorente

Dear Johanna, your courage and determination are so inspiring! Our boys love you :) We are honoured to have you in our humble but beautiful city of Cartagena (Colombia) Next time you stay a bit longer :) Johanna, Steve and James: you guys are amazing! (... and 7 is our lucky number :-)

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Nathan Stone

Congratulations Jo for finishing the World Challenge! It's amazing what you are accomplishing and I am very much looking forward to what you will do next!

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Allanah Cordingley

Congratulations Jo!

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Josh Mcelwaine

Congratulations Johanna what an amazing effort.

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Anonymous

Joanna, congratulations on completing the challenge and raising so much for a great cause!

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Karen Slater

Hi, my husband Brian and I know Steve through going to Arsenal games. I have followed your challenge with great interest. We think what you have all done is tremendous. I can only image how much effort and hard work you have all had to go through 🥂🍾😁🥇

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Joe A

Best of luck to Johanna, Steve and James.

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Marianna Kunna

Fantastic!!! You’re an inspiration!

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Johanna's Work Fundraising

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Tori & Euan Mcnair

Amazing effort everyone! Sorry we can't be in Miami for the finale in South Beach - enjoy the mojitos!

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Marita Ray Anja Morgan

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Nico Beauvillain De Montreuil

Legends!!!! You are doing amazing Johanna, James and Steve. Cant wait for you to cross the finish line in Miami

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Dawn Hollins

Best wishes for your journey

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Emily

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Anonymous

Hi Joanna, All the best for your amazing challenge! Regards Jackie (Sophie's colleague)

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Nbn - Melbourne

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Ohnmar Mcdonald

What an adventure of a lifetime! Enjoy.

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Anonymous

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Stefan

Hi Johanna, It has been a pleasure to run with you, Steve and James in Lisbon. Good luck for the last two runs! Stefan

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Kim Dionatos

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Paul, Jacqueline & James Birnie

Good luck to you I this world record challenge. See you at the finish. All the best from Paul, Jacqueline & James.

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Robyn Head

Congratulations Jo you are amazing Stay strong X Robyn Head

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Laraine Rylance

Congratulations Jo you are an amazing person.

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Mkristoff

Jo you’re incredible! Congrats on this amazing feat - see you back in the office soon, I’ll save a yoghurt for you x

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Scott Walker

A mighty effort

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Heidi Lindgren

Good on you Jo. Such an ispiration. Proud to say i know you!

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James Birnie

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Anonymous

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Cristal Davies

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Patty Wright

Donating via contact with old school friend "Woodsie" who we all love and adore. Good luck

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Neil Golding

Good luck

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Sarah Mcintyre

What an amazing challenge! Good luck to you all! Sarah.

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Josie Best

Johanna, Steve and James - what an inspirational effort! It was wonderful to be able to meet you in Perth. All the best for the remainder of the challenge.

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Create Nsw

From everyone at Create NSW!

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Richard Kendall

Good luck I came across your adventure via a business contact of Steve , Joe Aglieco and I wish you the best of luck in this challenge , I am in awe

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Ash & Alanna

Very inspiring! Wishing you all the best for a successful week!

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Jill & Joyce Holligan

All the best Johanna, James & cousin Steve. Supporting you all the way!!

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Ro And Phil

You are an inspiration!

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Carole Logue

Best of luck to you and Steve truly inspirational From the Logues in London

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Anne Lepadatu

Good Luck Steve, Johanna and James, you are amazing! We will raise a glass for you all in the Harrow on Saturday! Much love Xxx

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Anonymous

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Nixey Family

Good luck Johanna. All the very best on your awesome challenge.

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Kahlee

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Matthew Zervaas

Amazing challenge and best of luck.

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Lynell Zinghini

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Anonymous

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Stephanie Hoppe

Best of luck, Johanna!

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Sarah Morgan

Good luck Johanna, you are amazing!!

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Emily Murray

So inspired Jo!! Good luck xx

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Anonymous

Goodluck Steve and co.

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Mitch Thomas

Best of luck! Mitch (friend of Ian's)

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Gabby Eade

I hope the wind is at your back Jo, good luck!!!

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Anonymous

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Andy Walters

Wow, huge effort. Very envious.

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Fran Parker

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Wyndie Carter

Wishing you a safe and exciting journey with Steve!

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Kevin Millroy

Good luck - make sure you work Steve hard!

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Jen Anderson

Good Luck! What an amazing adventure!

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Loren Birnie

Good Luck to Uncle Stephen, Johanna and James. Love Loren Birnie xxx

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The Birnie's

Good Luck to Johanna, James and my brother Steve on their amazing challenge. All the very best. The Birnie's

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Loren Birnie

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Laura Haylen

Good luck Jo!! You’re doing an amazing thing!!

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Simon Meade

Best Wishes

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Luula Consulting

You are a great source of light and inspiration to mankind! Thank you and well done on a huge effort and commitment to CPA. Enjoy yourself *hi Five*

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Anonymous

Go get 'em!

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Jenni Mack

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Tyrone

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Todd Mckenney

Go Johanna! You, Steve and James are amazing!

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Todd Mckenneys Centre Stage Tours

Go Luck Joanna, hope my brother in law pushes you hard and fast. Cheers, Julie

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Tim Prosser

Congratulations Jo this is a fantastic challenge you have embarked on... good luck and tell us all about it on your return.

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Viviana Sorrentino

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Anonymous

To Johanna, Steve and James - thank you for inspiring us all.

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Dominy Sanders

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Susan Head

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Rob Stringer

Good luck Jo . I know Steve from our football playing days together . He was fit then but never imagined he was this fit ! Good luck all 3 of you.

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Anonymous

Brilliant! You are amazing!

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Julie Kelly

Good luck to you all

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Skye Squires

Go Jo! You are a gorgeous, wonderful person and I wish you the very best xx

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Edwina Kirk

Good luck dear brave girl Johanna!

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Vicki Mccoll

Go girl, you are so inspiring

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Lloyd Wood

Very inspiring Johanna! Good luck!

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Martine Marshall

Good luck Johanna

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Bridget Kirk

Well done Johanna ! Go & have fun !

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Barb Vickery

Wishing you wings on your wheels and all the strength you need to complete this amazing journey dearest Jo. Ever our inspiration!

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Lynne Thomas

Johanna, you are amazing!. Sending greetings and thoughts to you not just for the event but for your strength, courage and the will to do your best at everything you do. My nephew has cerebral palsy so I want to say thank you for creating a space that gains an understanding for the needs of these conditions. You are a champion already👍.

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Tami And Paul Roos

Best wishes Johanna! You are an amazing young woman and so inspirational! Love Tami and Paul xx

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Lauren Spicak

You legend Jo!!! I’ll meet you at the end for a cocktail ;) All the best xo

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Cheryl Truskett

Sending positive vibes for a safe, successful adventure Johanna! So proud of you. Shall look forward to following your journey. X

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Catherine Dunn

Good luck Johanna! We will be cheering you on from Bronte! Catherine, James, Zoe and Phoebe

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Sophie And Tim

You’re amazing Jo! We look forward to hearing all about it when you’re back

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James Danaher

Best of luck Johanna! And James and Steve. Look forward to seeing you all in Lisbon.

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The Marmonts

Oh Jo what can I say! This makes kosci look like a walk in the park! Good luck and hope that chair has good suspension! Can’t wait to hear all about it and the impending brilliant documentary that will come. Go girl

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Jo Till

What a challenge! Good luck Jo, Steve and James

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Daniel Clifford

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Gail

So excited for you and your team! Purpose and fun! Go Jo! So fantastic! X

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Gordon Wilson

Hi Joanna, Good luck putting up with those two guys and get wrapped up, it gets a bit fresh in Antarctica so I am told. Cheers Gordon (friend of Steve and James)

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Steven Campbell

Johanna - I am an old mate of your uncle Ian. Thankfully you have a lot more ticker that he has. Good luck as you are an inspiration to us all. Safe travels.

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Mike Bedford

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Shaun Power

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Jeremy Mastop

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James Wright

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Peter Dorian

Tell Steve and James to run smoothly, you don't want to hit any bumps in the road.

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Anonymous

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Wilson Mining

Wishing you all the very best Johanna! :D

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Paul Pacaud

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Jess Quinn

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Teague Petersen

An amazin team taking on an incredible challenge. Best of luck to you and hope you enjoy the experience!

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Martin Casey

Good luck Johanna take good care of Steve and James as they are not getting any younger:) Good luck and best wishes.

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Eunice Lim

You are awesome Jo! All the best!! Steve and James, such a great initiative. Well done!! :)

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Nick & Sam Woods

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All Office Staff - Newcastle Branch

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Michael O’keeffe

Good luck Well done for even trying

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Con Kourtis

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Mark Levey

Great challenge you are taking on! hope all goes well. Mark L

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Julienne Guerbois

Good luck Jo! All the best and awesome work :)

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Bill Witteman

Awesome. What a team.

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Julie Ward

Hope you have a great time and raise lots of money for an awesome cause. Cheers Kim and Jules (Paul’s mates)

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Kaylie Johnson

Go Jo!!! I can’t wait for the updates! You are going to smash it!! Xx

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Kylie Maunsell

I love you Jo and believe in you. You are a world first at everything. p.s. one day at a time xx

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Melinda Wagner (sneddon)

So VERY proud of you Jo! Your amazing, your adventure will be amazing, your memories will last a lifetime and your efforts for this fantastic cause will change lives. So VERY proud! x

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Karen Davidson

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Chantelle Wetini

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Brooke Edwards

what an amazing challenge Johanna - wishing you the best of luck!

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Neelum Prakash

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John English

Good Luck, from John and Mick at Tailored Travel

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Jeff Burke

To my soon to be sister inlaw! Good luck on your marathon(s)! A great challenge ahead and even more a great achievement upon your return. Jeff,Tess and Wally

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Paul Ginty

Good luck from the uk

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Ledain Family

You can do it Johanna! We have great respect and admiration for you, Steve and James on this world first.

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Lynette And Andrew Mallison

What a wonderful experience. Enjoy every moment. All the very best

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Pauline Pegg

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Richard Cheevers

Good Luck from Ireland!!

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Belinda Boyle

Good luck Johanna, Steve and James for your formidable challenge. Glad its you and not me.

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Tim

All the best guys, champions!

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Lrt, Ao & The Catalyst One Team.

Enjoy the trip & especially the finish chute feeling (*7)! And don't let the boys drop off the pace!!

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Phil Decatris

Good Luck to you all. Great cause.

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Angela Hyams

All the best with your brave adventure! Hope all goes well and you hit your much deserved target.

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Brooke Kennedy

Wishing you all the best. Good luck Jo! Love Tara and Brooke

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Sharna Ward

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Veronica Cunningham

Hi Johanna, wishing you guys all the best. We will be in Miami to cheer you all on and give a big hug to my very good friend Steve. Good luck - love Veronica and Frank xxx

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Janice Meade

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Angy Platan

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Dean Jacobs

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Mark Arnold

Good luck.

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Anonymous

Good Luck.

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Paul & Nicky

Good luck Jo. Love Nic & Paul

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France Family

Congratulations Jo. Inspirational effort. We look forward to hearing the amazing stories afterwards. xx

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Narelle Bird

Good luck to the three of you👍

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Karen Jacobs

Good luck to my brother in law Steve and Johanna. Great effort.

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Clare Munden

Best wishes for your great adventure Johanna. You are incredibly inspiring!

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Diane Patruno

Best of luck Jo, thinking of you as you embark on this amazing adventure. Can’t wait to hear about it (once Ina gets us together again ;)) with much love and best wishes, Di, Giovanna and William xxx

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Shane Stewart

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Emily Garrett & Choc Brownie Funds :)

Go Jo!! You are incredible. Excited to be able to support you do this amazing challenge!! My very best wishes with some help from some kind donations made in exchange for home made brownies!!

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Emily Dash

Have fun Jo!

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Beth

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Stephen Bowe

Good Luck Steve & Team

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Cheryl Conway

You are extraordinary, Jo. I couldn't do this - even if I spent years at the gym! I'll will be with you in spirit all the way! Cheryl x

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Elspeth Livingstone

Go you! Enjoy & Good Luck :) xo

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Monica Hallahan

Dear Johanna all the very best for this challenge. We will be thinking of you and hope you enjoy every minute Love Monica & Terryxxx

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Louise Garrett

Go Jo!!

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Maureen Hallahan

Donation from friends of Michael Hallahan

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Alphacare

Johanna, you are a true inspiration and fantastic role model! On behalf of the entire Team @ Alphacare, we wish you all the best with your incredible adventure. Thank you for proving that anything is possible and supporting such a well deserving cause.

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Margaret Nay

Stay strong Johanna! Enjoy every moment of this adventure of a lifetime. Much love Margaret xxoo

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Sophie Campbell

So proud of you Johanna you are an inspiration! Will be thinking of you the whole way and sending strength and positive thoughts! Xxx

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Anthony Bates

Good luck team on your incredible journey. I wish you all the very best. Ab

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Chris And Marg Russell

What an inspiration you are Johanna. It will be an amazing experience. Look forward to hearing all about it.Love Chris and Marg xx

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Jacquie Russell

Dear Jo, What a legend you are!! So impressed with your endeavor, that is many, many marathons!! I hope you see many wonderful things and meet many wonderful people on your journey :) Love Jac & Dan

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Tony Radevski

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Anonymous

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Jodie & Corey Webber

Good luck Jo. What an amazing lady you are x

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Anonymous

You GOOOOO for it. you are the best!

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Martin Latter

Friends of Ian and Helen Woods

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Kerry And Cath Lindemann (friend Of Elizabeth Woods)

Best of luck! Hope you go well.

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Susie,graeme,madeleine,jack & Charlotte Harry

Well done Johanna....hopefully we can catch up soon xxx

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Kate Butler

Go Jo! What an amazing adventure! X

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Bobby Romia

Go get ‘em, gladiator!

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Jeanette Kriletich

So impressed - go girl go!

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Sally Wilson

Go you good thing!!!

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Tanya Dombkins

Go smash it Jo!

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Tina Previtera (friend Of Beth Woods)

Johanna All the very best. What an amazing person you are. I will be sending you good vibes.

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Sarah Ames

All the very best to you, Jo. We have not met but I ran the WMC with James and Heather in 2016 and met James and Steve running in Chile in 2014. Am very excited for you and wish you an amazing experience. Hats off to to you for participating. Best from Chicago, Sarah

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Elizabeth Woods

Johanna, you are such an inspiration. Truly awesome!!

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Yu-phing Ong

All the best Jo, this will be such a thrill. And shout-out to my running buddy James for doing the WMC 777 again, for such a great cause.

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Heather Hawkins

Go Jo! I'm so proud of you! hugs, H xx

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Oliver Best

Go JoJo! Matteo and I are backing you! <3

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Neil;

Great work Jo - you can do it!

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Karen And Daniel Nettheim

Go Johanna! We'll be watching your progress !

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Renee Crea

Rock on you legend!

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Emma And Alex

Enjoy the journey and wonderful experience So proud what you have and are about to achieve x

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Catherine Stephenson

Go Jo! You're amazing, we'll be thinking of you xxx

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Bret Parker

I'm tackling the World Marathon Challenge as well and look forward to meeting you. I'm particularly impressed that you're doing it with cerebral palsy and will be cheering for you (and Steve and James). I've got Parkinson's disease and expect a very slow and difficult series of runs, but your courage and desire to make a difference inspires me! See you in Cape Town!

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Madelienne Anderson

Exciting and wonderful. Enjoy!

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Anthea Stylianakis

Best of luck with your marathons, Jo!! 😊

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Judith

Looking forward to updates of your amazing journey

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Louise Mclellan

Good luck Jo 💕 All the best.

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Jo And Cecelia Hallahan, Mark And Michelle Taylor

Good luck from nana and pa, Michelle and mark taylor

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Ian & Helen Woods

Hi Johanna, you are undertaking a remarkable challenge for a great cause. We wish you the very best of luck for the journey. Lots of love, Woods family

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Rebecca Noonan

Good luck Jo! Can't wait to hear all about it!!!

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The Scanlon Family

Thanks to the VPS Newsletter, I heard about your marathon challenge and want to contribute. How inspirational. Best of luck.

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Jessica Timbs

What an amazing, incredible experience this will be!

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Hallahan Family Moruya

Looking forward to the documentary you make on the adventure - your courage is amazing and hope it all goes well We are all so proud of you love Liz, Mike & Family

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Catriona Carver

All the best on your amazing challenge

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Kate

You are an inspiration Johanna. We hope you have the time of your life. Sending you lots of love Kate, Jeremy, Henry and Eliza xx

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Peter Singer

Hi Jo, I've tried to do this a couple of times but with no success. Maybe I'm just a Luddite! It's a wonderful thing you're doing but then again we've grown to expect wonderful things of you. We'll be there with you in Spirit. Hang in there in that gym. Hope you've got some pills to keep you warm in Antarctica. Say hi to your mum for us.

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Simon Robinson

What an inspiration! You are amazing.

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Ollie D’souza

What a cool way to raise money for a great cause! Best wishes from Ollie D’Souza and family at Vaucluse Public School.

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Amelia Street

Good on you, Jo! Good luck for the race and training - I think this is a great challenge and cause and it sounds like you have an amazing team. Merry Christmas!

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Anonymous

Go Jo!!!!

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Wells Family

Good luck Joanna, James & Steve ! From the Wells Family UK, Steve, Adele, Austin & Brea

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Johanna's Charity Movie Night

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Diane

Good luck! Hope it goes well.

$90.48

Sam Wild

Best of luck Jo. You are amazing xxx

$7.01k

Deloitte Australia

Good luck Johanna - we will all be cheering for you at Deloitte Australia

$100

Keiran Thomas

$26

Anonymous

$26

Lauren Sims (department Of Planning And Environment)

You are an inspiration!

$20

Erica Tamayo

Go Jo! I'm so proud and happy for you! You are such an inspiration! I know you'll be amazing!

$104

Anonymous

You go girl. It is amazing what u are doing

$104

Jon The Irish Jogger - Random Act Of Kindness

This donation is from Jon the random jogger in Centennial Park, who watched us take out the chair for it's first spin, and offered a $100 donation on the spot. Legend!

$7k

Symbiotic Nexus

$26

Nicki Steevens

You go girl! I think you're amazing ❤

$60.32

Marge Paul

You are a rockstar!!! Go getter, Jo!!

$26

Margot Nettheim

You are a trailblazer Johanna.I follow your life with interest and awe from both Maureen and Karen Radzyner( my daughter in law )Love Margot

$100

Nicky Schey

Dear Jo, You are such an inspiration and an amazing human. Good luck with the Triple 7 Challenge. All of us at St Catherine's will be cheering you on.

$60.32

Sarah Charles

You’re an inspiration Jo! Good luck!

$26

Beatriz Cartlidge

Good luck with this adventure, Jo. I will be thinking of you and willing you to make it. Also, take care of yourself along the way!

$166.40

Anonymous

Go Get 'em Jo!

$104

Gabrielle Hallahan

$1.21k

Maureen Hallahan

Proud to sponsor you

$100

Miranda Ryan

Go Jo! Can't wait to hear about this crazy adventure challenge! xxx miranda

$7.01k

Accenture Australia

Great cause!!!! Incredible challenge... Good luck Johanna, James and Steve!!! Accenture is supporting you!!!

$200

W & D Tilley

We will be cheering you on, go for it !

$156

Alex Mack

Xoxo

$104

Michele Toms

What a fabulous adventure for you. Amazing ! Go Jo xxxxx

$26

Julie Lord

Go you good thing ! x x x

$104

Anthony Lockett

We are all barracking for you Johanna and what an amazing journey, what an amazing role model you are! Thanks for being our friend love Niamh, Bec, Anth and Ina xxxx

$104

Courtney Gibson

You are crazy! Good on you! It's an amazing thing you're doing! xx

$166.40

Annie Mcnamara

This is SO AWESOME Jo, and I know you're going to smash it. Please send pics along the way so we can cheer you on. xxx

$100

Meche

🤘🏽

$26

Anonymous

Good luck and safe travels Johanna.

$104

Holly Clemesha

you're amazing jo! a huge inspiration xxxxxxxxxxxxx

$50

Moyra Galton

You are a champion Johanna

$50

Margaret Cordingley

Good luck Jo and team! What an adventure!

$60.32

Lyndall Stewart

Good on you Jo, everyone in the office at St Cath’s is behind you!!

$26

Megan Riakos

$25

Marisa Amacher

You're a true inspiration and a rockstar! So incredibly proud of you!

$166.40

Nicole Abadee

Dearest Johanna, you are an inspiration to us all. We wish you all the very best as you embark on this extraordinary adventure. Much love, Nicole, Rob and Lachie xxx

$20.80

Kate

$104

Kate O’rourke

You are amazing!

$26

Gill Mcknlay

Hi Johanna What an awesome challenge! Wishing you all the best. I will cheer you and your team on from the sidelines in Perth!

$60.32

Megan Kalucy

I am so impressed and humbled by your mission.

$104

Eliza Logan

Go for gold, lil lady!

$25

Tess Ditchfield

Hey Jo! Super impressed with this mammoth challenge you're going to embark on, a huge inspiration! I hope you reach your goal before you set off next year!! Go girl!!!! Xx

$83.20

Bali Padda

You rock, Jo!

$104

Sacha Edema

Go Jo! Best of luck in what is an inspiring endeavour for a terrific cause! P.S. Glad to see you're still rocking Barker colours ;)

$166.40

Theresa & Michel

You inspire me with everything you do. Your commitment to live and the pursuit of EVERYTHING is truly amazing! You go girl!

$100

Anonymous

Such an amazing and worthwhile challenge Jo. I’m so pleased you have this opportunity and know that like everything else you do, you will succeed.

$100

Emma Buzo

All the best for your next adventure Jo!

$99.84

Anonymous

I think your next frontier might be space!

$25

Emily Della Marta

What an amazing goal!!! You can do it!!

$26

Hope Vanny

Go Jo! Such an inspiration xx

$20

Crystal Dempsey

Go Jo- this is great!

$104

Robyn Blomfield

You are amazing Jo! Not sure I could do it.

$50

Cindy Duffield

You go girl!! Very proud of you ?

$5

Teddy Spaghetti

Go Jo! 5 bucks to get you started xx