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Mater Foundation Brisbane's Steps for Stroke trekkers have had a great start to their nine-day adventure, volunteering before taking in the picturesque views along Spain's El Camino de Santiago.
More than $235 000 has already been raised by the 18 participants who make up this year’s team, passionate about improving the lives of people affected by stroke through their support of research at Mater.
The second day of the trek involved the team volunteering at community organisation Serve the City in Madrid. The team cooked a delicious meal for some of the city’s homeless people, which was made possible thanks to the generosity of supporters Shannon and Neil Ford of Goodyear Autocare who funded the purchase of the food.
Stroke is one of Australia’s leading causes of death and disability which takes the lives of more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer.
Funds rasied from the trek will assist the team at Mater Research to investigate how to help stroke patients recover from memory loss, poor concentration and motivation after stroke, which would greatly improve their quality of life.
To read the team’s daily blog or to make a donation click here.