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GI Cancer Institute Larapinta Challenge

The GI Cancer Institute invites you to support our 17 trekkers - including Adam Harvey and Dr Lorraine Chantrill - undertaking the 2017 Larapinta Gutsy Challenge.


The trekkers will be walking over 80km to show how 'Gutsy' they really are and raise vital funds for gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer research.

Did you know?

  • 3 people are diagnosed with GI cancer every hour 
  • 33 Australians die every day of GI cancer
  • 24,600 individuals are diagnosed with GI cancer each year
  • Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancer is a term for the group of cancers that affect the digestive system. This includes cancers of the oesophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, bowel

Our challenge

  • To defeat GI cancer, making GI cancer a manageable disease and ultimately a disease of the past

Help us lift the 5 year survival rate for GI Cancer - which is currently ONLY 49% (and as low as 7% for pancreatic cancer)


Give Australians living with GI cancer hope.


Click here to see who is trekking

& support the challenge today!

Why the GI Cancer Institute?


The GI Cancer Institute saves lives by funding gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer clinical trials research in Australia.


Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancers include the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and bowel. GI Cancers are the most common form of cancer, directly affecting more than 24,000 Australians each year and claiming a devastating 33 lives a day.


The research that we fund enables Australians with GI cancer to receive the best medical treatment. By conducting research in Australia, our cancer patients receive new treatments three to five years earlier than if the research was to take place overseas.


Our clinical trials allow us to find better ways to treat GI cancers.

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About Huma Charity Challenge

When joining a Huma Charity Challenge you embark on a remarkable journey to discover your inner philanthropist as you raise money for a charity that is important to you. At the same time you take on the challenge of fundraising and partake in an adventure to discover new worlds, new landscapes and new cultures ... perhaps you’ll even discover how far your personal boundaries stretch as you take on a physical challenge like a cycling, trekking or a mountaineering adventure.