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Ben Noori with his crew near Lennox.
Photo Jeff ‘Christopher Walkin’ Dawson

On Saturday June 1, Ben Noori, Shawn, Adam and Brent Lewis legged it into Byron Bay, after a 800km trek from Sydney, raising awareness and funds for ovarian cancer.

Ben’s fiancé, Michelle Lewis, lost her six-year battle with ovarian cancer last November. Joining Ben was Michelle’s brothers, Shawn (Byron local), Adam and Brent.

Organisers say they averaged 50km per day for 16 days, and family and friends met them in Suffolk Park to walk the last leg.

Tired and a little sore, Ben said, ‘This was the most challenging thing I’ve done in my life, physically and mentally’. 

‘There were days I didn’t think I could finish, and then I’d remember how much pain and suffering Michelle endured during her six-year battle with ovarian cancer, and that pushed me through.’

As of Monday, 165 donations had raised $38,757 via gofund.me/335ec81d. 


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